Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.


How to Identify an 


House centipedes are small (1/2 inch long), brown, and have many legs. They are most easily identified by their small size and their many legs.

Where do they come from?

House centipedes are common in the United States and Canada. They are most often found near damp areas or other sources of moisture. House centipedes can also be brought into your home on food or garbage.

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of house centipedes is to eliminate their food sources by thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom. You can also use commercial fly traps or bait. If you have a severe infestation, you may need to call a professional exterminator.

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What do they look like?

Centipedes are flattened in shape and have one pair of legs per segment
Centipedes are yellow to brown in their coloring
Centipedes prefer areas of high moisture

Where do they live?

Centipedes can be found in areas of high moisture, especially in basements, wash rooms, under bark, organic material, rocks, etc.





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