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Everything You Need to Know About House Centipedes September 19, 2019

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Everything You Need to Know About House Centipedes, Maineville, Ohio

It can be disturbing to spot a centipede racing through your home. While you can have them removed with the help of a good exterminator, it’s helpful to know why they’re in your home and how much you should worry. Here’s a rundown of what you should know about centipedes. 

What Do They Do?

The slender, many-legged insects are hunters — but they are not hunting you. They tend to prey on smaller pesky organisms, such as cockroaches, silverfish, moths, and termites. You’re most likely to see them at night since that is when their hunt is most active.

They dislike light, so during the day, they’re most likely to be hiding and out of sight. While it’s possible to receive a centipede bite, it’s rare and shouldn’t be any more bothersome than a mosquito bite. Their threat is to the sense of comfort in the house since it can be unpleasant and jarring to see one of the insects slither nearby. 

Why Are They in Your Home?

exterminatorCentipedes tend to prefer warm and moist environments, which your home can provide, especially as the weather gets colder. One strategy for keeping them out is to try using a dehumidifier to help make your home less appealing.

Another reason you may see a rise in the centipede population is if you have an infestation of one of their prey species. For instance, if your basement has a lot of cockroaches, centipedes may soon follow. When you call an exterminator, they may end up removing two separate kinds of pests.

 

If you spot centipedes in your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to a respected exterminator. BUG-A-PEST, LLC is Mason, OH’s leading pest control service. They are fully insured and certified; they also have accreditation by the Better Business Bureau® and a membership with Ohio Pest Management Association. You can schedule an appointment with the pest removal team by calling (513) 459-7700. Learn more about the exterminator by visiting their website

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