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What attract centipede in to your house

What attract centipede in to your house

What attract centipede in to your house

What attract centipede in to your house: Description: The Word centipede means “100 legs”; They derive this name due a number of legs; however, they don’t have 100 legs. Centipedes can have anywhere from 15 to 177 pairs of legs depending on species. They have flat, elongated, segmented bodies. Each segment has a pair of legs. In term of color, they are brown and reddish-orange. Mostly they feed on worms, spiders, and insects. House centipedes are about 1/6 to 6 inches long. Due to their secretive nature and scary appearance homeowners typically fear the house centipede

Why centipedes are in my house

What attract centipede in to your house. House centipedes are most commonly found in the damp area of house. You may usually find them in your basement, in furnace room and under kitchen sink. They are active in night and hide in the day light. House centipedes’ prey on other insects like silver fish, carpet beetle larva, cockroaches and spiders. There are a number of reasons for having centipedes in your house. You may have other insect on which centipedes’ prey on. Their diet consists of cockroach nymphs, spiders, silverfish, crickets, bedbugs, flies, moths, and earwigs, many of which are considered household pests. You may have cracks in the foundation of your house which give them access to your house. Your basement may have increased humidity, which attract them inside.

How to get rid of centipedes

Don’t pile up wood and any other debris around the foundation of your house. Clean up decay organic matter like leave or vegetation around the foundation or basement windows. Make the ground near foundation slope, so not to retain water and moisture. Repair cracks around the foundation. Use a dehumidifier in the house, especially in the basement to dry out damp areas. Call mirak pest control if the problem persists