Centipede Control Services

A Speedy Bug with Lots of Legs (and Extra Creep-Factor!)

While house centipedes look scary and could cause quite a scare mid-shower, they are not harmful to humans. Their venomous jaws are not powerful enough to break the skin of a person easily. They may try to bite in self-defense which would feel like a bee sting, but this is rare and difficult for the critter.

All those legs help them move quickly so you may catch them scurrying out of the corner of your eye. Rarely emerging during the day, house centipedes are nocturnal and hunt at night. They enjoy damn environments so you are most likely to encounter them in the bathroom, basement, or closets. House centipedes like to eat spiders, silverfish, flies, and cockroaches. A meal like that could be a challenging catch since they do not have eyes, but they actually sense movement with specialized antennae.

It's important to contact us at Total Pest Solutions, LLC as soon as you encounter a house centipede. You can schedule centipede control services today.


How to Recognize Centipedes:



Centipedes are elongated creatures with one pair of legs per body segment. Centipedes are highly venomous, and often inject paralyzing venom; some species contains neurotoxic venom. Despite the name, centipedes can have a varying number of legs, ranging from 30 to 354. Centipedes always have an odd number of pairs of legs. Therefore, no centipede has exactly 100 legs. A key trait uniting this group is a pair of venom claws or forcipes formed from a modified first appendage. Centipedes are predominantly carnivorous.