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What are centipedes?

Centipedes are long and have between 25-300 legs. Their name means “a hundred feet.” Centipedes are beneficial insects that feed on silverfish, cockroaches, and beetles.

What do centipedes look like?

Centipedes can be as small as ⅛” long, or as large as  6” long. They are flag in shape and are usually brown or mustard-colored. They are most notable for their many legs. 

Are centipedes dangerous?

Centipedes are not dangerous to humans. They can bite if they feel threatened, but rarely do. And when they do, the bite poses no danger to humans or pets. 

What are the signs of a centipedes infestation?

Centipedes don’t leave behind any signs. If you see a lot of them in any damp area of your home, that’s the only real sign that they are in your home. 

Where do centipedes come from?

Centipedes are usually venturing into your home or business while they forage for food or looking for shelter. 

How do I get rid of centipedes?

If you think you have centipedes, call an experienced pest control company like Debug. Your Debug technician will find the centipedes and help you find a way to eliminate them from your home or business. 

Can I do anything to prevent centipedes?

To keep centipedes out: 

  • Get a dehumidifier in your basement,
  • Seal any holes in your foundation or siding,
  • Remove decaying leaves and plant matter from around your foundation. 

Debug can identify and help get rid of pests from your home with our pest control and removal services.