Centipede Extermination

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A centipede has one pair of legs for each body segment, called a metamere. Centipedes can have as few as 15 or as many as 177 pairs of legs- that is up to 354 legs! Centipedes acquired their name because they appear to be similar to millipedes and woodlice (pillbugs or sowbugs), which each have two pairs of legs per body segment. Most centipedes are venomous and release their venom via small ducts. A centipede releases its venom using its forcipules (modified first legs) to pierce the skin of its prey. This venom is primarily used for immobilizing and digesting their prey, however, it can cause excruciating pain in humans when they are bitten by the centipede. Centipedes vary widely in size, color, habitat, and eating habits. There are about 3,300 known species. They thrive in humid environments and can be found in Seattle homes as well.

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Pest Control Centipede – Centipede Removal From Home

For your home, hiring a professional pest management company to periodically come to the home for centipede treatment is the best option. Rather than trying to fix the problem with generic store-bought centipede pesticides, recruit Insight Pest Solutions to do the job! Not only will we treat your home with the best pest control, but we will also cater our services to you! We know that no two homes are the same, and our services reflect that.

For homes with an existing centipede infestation, it is important that centipede treatment is done in the right places. You don’t have to worry about figuring that out on your own! Let the professional technicians at Insight take care of that. At Insight Pest Solutions, our technicians are trained to know where centipedes are likely to be hiding and how to best eliminate them within your home.

If you have a house centipede problem and are wondering how to get rid of centipedes, you have come to the right place! Click here to schedule a consultation with our friendly staff! Let’s get a centipede exterminator to your home as soon as possible.


Centipede Infestation


No matter what you do, sometimes infestations just happen! There is nothing worse than knowing that you have a bunch of centipedes running around your home or hiding in your furniture. Centipedes are found in many places indoors and outdoors, including forests, gardens, attics, and basements. Centipedes are attracted to moisture, but they do not need much to survive.

Finding one centipede in your home is not unusual, but no matter the extremity of the case, people may want to eliminate them. A female centipede can lay 100-400 eggs in moist soil or under stones or decaying wood, causing an infestation when their eggs hatch. If you find more than one centipede in your house you likely have an infestation.

Centipede Prevention In Home

To reduce the population of centipedes, make sure that all windows are fully covered with screens and fill any cracks or holes leading into the house with weather stripping. Make sure that doors fit tightly against their door frames. Store firewood away from the house since this is also where many centipedes like to hide out. You can also do the following:

Step 1

Fix Leaks and Moisture
Reduce moisture. Centipedes prefer moist, high humidity environments to live. Fix any leaks and ensure that basements and bathrooms are properly waterproofed.

Step 2

Clean Up
Remove clutter. Centipedes will seek out spaces that provide protection, such as clutter in attics, basements, and garages or piles of firewood near the house.

Step 3

Get Rid of Food Sources
Eliminate their food source. Make sure there is no insect or other animal carcass because centipedes prey on these things, including insects, rats, and mice.

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