Quantcast

How to Get Rid of Centipedes

How to Get Rid of Centipedes

It is unnerving to have centipedes in the home.  Learning how to get rid of centipedes is the first step in effective centipede control. They have many legs, pincers, and some can even deliver a stinging bite to humans.  Centipedes invade homes looking for a meal.  These animals only eat other bugs, including silverfish, larvae, ants, and spiders.  Centipedes prefer places that are dark and damp.  They are most active at night, which is when they do the majority of their hunting.

Centipedes do not usually bite humans, unless they are defending themselves.  The presence of centipedes indicates there is a population of smaller bugs in the home.  Some people may encourage you to leave centipedes alone, because they eat other nuisance bugs.  However, their appearance and potential to bite are good enough reasons for most people to learn how to get rid of centipedes.

Weekly Pest Control Deals

Atari Centipede Control Panel Overlay
Atari Centipede Control Panel Overlay
$24.95
End Date: Monday Jul-28-2014 18:19:40 PDT
Centipede Control Harness  Transformer
Centipede Control Harness Transformer
$189.00
End Date: Sunday Aug-24-2014 6:10:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $189.00
Centipede Control Harness  PCB TESTED AND WORKING
Centipede Control Harness PCB TESTED AND WORKING
$259.00
End Date: Sunday Aug-24-2014 6:11:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $259.00
Atari centipede Control Panel
Atari centipede Control Panel
$54.95
End Date: Wednesday Jul-30-2014 11:52:10 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $54.95
Centipede Control Harness Complete
Centipede Control Harness Complete
$89.00
End Date: Sunday Aug-24-2014 10:38:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $89.00
Centipede Control Harness CompleteFREE SHIPPING
Centipede Control Harness CompleteFREE SHIPPING
$79.00
End Date: Sunday Aug-24-2014 6:11:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $79.00


Centipedes don’t live in large colonies.  In fact, if you can kill or remove the centipedes you can see, the problem is likely over.  Centipedes can be captured in a glass, sprayed with an insecticide, or squished.  Glue traps in dark corners and behind furniture is another effective way to capture centipedes, and also to see what insects they may be eating.  Making your house inhospitable for centipedes is the best way to ensure they don’t return.  Eliminate other insect populations that exist in your home to remove the centipede’s food source.  Clean up standing water and use dehumidifiers in dark places.  Caulk up cracks in the walls of your home.  Baits do not work on centipedes, because they only feed on moving insects.  Instead, centipede powders, boric acid, and diatomaceous earth can be sprinkled beneath furniture and in corners.  These powders dry out the centipede and kill it.  Insecticides can also be an effective method of centipede control.

Comments are closed.