Centipedes may bite, which can be a bit painful, but they don’t damage a home or mess with the home’s food stores. It isn’t that common for them to bite, however, and these bites often don’t even break the skin. This doesn’t mean that most people don’t mind having them in their homes. There are a number of potential options for Centipedes Removal.
Make Home Less Hospitable
Centipedes will be less likely to invade or stay in a home if the environment isn’t to their liking. They typically like damper areas, including bathrooms, cellars and the area underneath a home. These are the places where they usually live and lay their eggs. Getting rid of compost piles, filling in any holes and gaps that could be allowing them into the house and making sure there isn’t any trash or rocks piled up near the foundation of the home can help keep them from entering the home. Try using a dehumidifier to limit moisture in the home as well.
Get Rid of Any You Find
If you can catch them, kill them or release them outside. Having one centipede doesn’t necessarily mean that there are lots in the home, as they’re relatively solitary creatures. Sticky traps may also catch these bugs and make them easier to get rid of.
Get Rid of Their Food
Getting rid of other pests, including spiders and other insects that may be in the house may help with Centipedes Removal as well, since these bugs are what centipedes eat. In fact, this is one of the steps often taken by pest control companies to help get rid of centipedes. Homeowners usually don’t want these other pests in the home either.
Call In the Professionals
While it’s possible to try to use insecticides yourself, it’s always better to use the professionals, such as Bowman Termite & Pest Management LLC, as they know which are the most effective methods and insecticides to use. They also know how and where to apply them to get the most benefits while limiting any potential risks to the actual inhabitants of the home. They’ll apply treatments into any cracks and crevices as well as set traps that will help determine whether the treatments are effective. You can follow them on Twitter for further news and updates!