- Latin Name: Chilopoda
- Length: up to 1.5
- Color: typically drab shades of brown or red
How to get rid of centipedes?
To get a pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step. Centipedes are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They have long bodies with one pair of legs per body segment. They usually live outdoors beneath damp accumulations of leaves, stones, boards, etc. They occasionally find their way into homes, where they hide in moist basements, damp closets, and bathrooms. When disturbed, they run swiftly. Centipedes feed on other arthropods, so eliminating their food sources is the first step.
Centipede Pest Control
Although they may help control other pests, larger species may produce a painful bit. Centipedes often hide and run quickly when disturbed, so sticky traps can be a way to determine population levels in your home..