Centipede Control Jeisson Torres June 17, 2022

Centipede Control

Centipede Control

What you should know about Centipedes

Centipede control involves prevention, awareness and a pest control company. Because centipedes and millipedes can produce up to 300 eggs, pest control and prevention is a must. Florida is an ideal environment for these pests and seeing them in your home can leave any homeowner a tad shaken.

Centipede Control versus Millipede Control

Centipedes and millipedes look very similar and knowing the difference can help you make the right decisions for your family. With any pest, knowledge is the best prevention method. Because centipedes and millipedes are different, we always recommend a qualified inspection. Having the right pest control company can put your mind at ease knowing we will keep these pests outside of your home.


What are centipedes?

Centipedes are lengthy bugs with segments. They can have between 15 and 177 pairs of legs on their body. Centipedes come in a variety of different sizes and colors, and you can find them in all types of environments. They mostly come in black and reddish hue colors. 

Centipedes are carnivorous and use venom to paralyze their prey. They can bite humans but are not likely to break the skin. Centipede bites can cause: 

Centipedes are mainly found in dark, damp places like under rocks or in soil. So, prevention starts with making sure your home is dry in all areas. Running fans and installing a dehumidifier is a great start. Sealing your home from cracks to the outside can also be a great prevention tool. 

What are millipedes?

Millipedes are very similar to centipedes in look but are much smaller in size. Millipedes will move slower than centipedes and do not bite. When millipedes are in danger, they roll up to protect themselves.  

They are omnivorous and are attracted to decaying plants. Millipedes like loose soil but will come indoors when the weather is not optimal.  

Millipedes are generally not dangerous to humans. When in danger their first instinct is to coil, and they can secrete a foul-smelling toxin. This toxin is not generally dangerous to humans but can make your pets nauseous. 

Centipede Control and Prevention

Prevention starts with making sure your home is decluttered to limit the number of hiding spaces. Caulking any outside cracks to your home is a great way to make sure centipedes and millipedes stay out. Control comes with a good pest control company on call. If you are seeing more than one or several, call EZ Pest Control to inspect and get rid of an infestation.  

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