ARE CENTIPEDES VENOMOUS?
A Bite From A Centipede Can Be Painful!
A bite from one of these bugs is quite painful, feeling similar to, and having the same symptoms as, a bee sting. They use venom to attack and paralyze their prey; however, centipedes can and will bite people.
How To Get Rid Of Centipedes
Getting rid of centipedes can be difficult because they are very good at hiding in the dark cracks of your home. The best way to get rid of centipedes is with the help of a pest control professional. McCarthy’s Pest team has the experience, training, and skills necessary to eliminate centipedes from your home quickly and effectively. At McCarthy Pest & Termite Control, we understand that each home has different needs. We’ll inspect your entire property in order to provide a customized centipede control plan.
Centipedes Scurrying Around Inside Your Home Can Give You A Fright!
Centipedes are arthropods with many legs. They can move at what seems like lightning speed. People are usually frightened by the centipede’s appearance. They have long, sensitive antennae that they use aggressively to navigate and hunt for food. Centipedes have a set of legs for each segment in their long, flat, reddish-brown body and large, claw-like limbs that contain a gland of venom.
Besides giving you a scare as they scamper across your floor or lay lurking in your bathtub, they can also deliver a venomous bite! While a centipede may bite, their venom usually only causes localized inflammation and irritation.
These bugs invade your home in search of food. Centipedes have little to no eyesight and track their prey by means of touch and smell.
Centipedes like to hide in moist, dark, and secluded areas. As they are nocturnal, it may be a long time before you come into contact with one and realize that you have a problem.
These insects lay eggs in damp soil in the spring or summer. Most centipedes live over a year, but some can live up to six years. Because of their long lifespan, an effective treatment plan must address the areas where centipedes are currently living, as well as any additional areas vulnerable to infestation.