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Centipede Identification

Size: 2.5 to 15 cm long.

Colour: Mostly brownish or orange brown.

Description: Arthropods with flattened bodies. Two antennae and one pair of thin legs per body segment for speedy movement.

Order/Family: Geophilomorpha/Oryidae.

Scientific Name: Chilopoda.

Did You Know?

Although the name centipede means 100 legs, they actually have between 15 and 177 pairs of legs.

Centipede Biology

Centipedes have a flat, segmented body that is mostly brownish yellow in colour. Each of their body segments contains one pair of legs. Centipedes range in length from 2.5 cm up to 15 cm long.

Although not considered dangerous, centipedes can bite people and are venomous. A bite can be painful, feeling similar to a bee sting. They use their venom to attack and paralyze their prey; however, the venom is not strong enough to affect a human beyond the typical symptoms of a bee sting. During the day, they hide in dark and damp areas, and become active at night to forage for food.

Centipede Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

Typically living from one to six years, centipedes place their eggs in moist soil during spring or summertime. As such, they can be difficult to identify. Mating without direct contact, centipedes grow extra leg segments as they mature.

Centipedes are found where large numbers of insects are since they feed on them. Their prey are household pests including spiders, beetles, moth larvae, ants, and worms. They even prey on other centipedes too. They are predators and use ambush tactics to disable their prey. Discovered in places with plenty of cracks and crevices, centipedes infest basements and garages, and are often found outdoors in mulched gardens too.

Wondering How To Get Rid Of Centipedes?

The best way to get rid of centipedes is to contact Terminix Canada. Our residential and commercial centipede extermination gets the results you need.

Centipedes don’t normally leave signs of an infestation, nor do they damage buildings or contaminate food. Therefore, they go undetected for some time. Preventing a centipede infestation can be difficult, but not impossible. Seal any cracks or crevices that are visible in your home or building’s foundation or exterior walls. Elsewhere, keeping logs, rocks, and other organic material away from the exterior of your home or business can help too.

Since centipedes eat other insects, making your home bug-free is a good place to start. Reduce any clutter you have because centipedes thrive in areas that constitute hiding places.

Terminix Canada Centipede Extermination Can Help You

Our centipede extermination service is the best and most effective way to rid your home of centipedes for good.

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