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Centipede Facts & Information

How To Identify & Control Centipedes


What Do They Look Like?

  • Body:¬†Centipedes are elongated, with flat, segmented bodies that contain a pair of legs per¬†segment.
  • Color:¬†Centipedes occur in several colors and patterns but most common¬†are brown and reddish orange.
  • Size:¬†They range in size from 4 to 152 mm, depending on the species.
  • Head:¬†The heads of centipedes have a pair of long and sensitive antennae.
  • Claws:¬†They have small mouths and have large, clawlike structures that contain a venom gland. Because most centipedes are carnivorous creatures that forage for food at night, they use their claws to paralyze their victims, such as worms, spiders and small vertebrates.
  • Legs:¬†The name centipede, which means "100 legs," can be somewhat misleading: centipedes may have anywhere from 15 to 177¬†pairs of legs.

How Did I Get Centipedes?

House centipedes prefer damp and dark areas. As a result, homes with moisture problems can attract these pests. Residents may see them in basements, closets, or bathrooms, sometimes even in tubs or sinks. House centipedes will prey on insects that are in the same areas.
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Signs of a Centipede Infestation
What about damage?

Signs of a Centipede Infestation

Centipedes typically leave no direct signs other than the sighting of the centipede itself. They are rarely seen by humans due to their nocturnal activity and the speed with which they move.

What about damage?

Centipedes are not likely to consume wood. In actuality, arthropods commonly known as wood eating centipedes are millipedes. While millipedes do closely resemble centipedes, millipedes are herbivores and detritivores, subsisting on dead and decaying plant material, including wood or cellulose material.

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Centipede Facts

  • Centipedes Never Have 100 Legs.

  • Centipedes Are Carnivorous Hunters.

  • People Keep Centipedes as Pets.

  • Centipedes Are Good Mothers.
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