- 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length
- 15 pairs of legs, and very long in proportion to it's body size
- Alternate dark and light stripes run around their legs
- Body is grayish-yellow with 3 dark stripes extending along the back
- Unlike most other centipedes, this species generally lives it's entire life indoors
- House centipedes prefer damp areas, such as basements, closets, attics during warmer months, bathrooms, and unexcavated areas under the house.
- Eggs are laid in these damp places, as well as behind baseboards and underneath bark on firewood.
- House centipedes develop by gradual metamorphosis, immatures look the same as adults, except smaller in size.
Forages at night for small insects and their larvae, and for spiders.
House Centipede Bites
- The house centipede can bite, it's jaws are quite weak.
- If bitten, their is usually no more than a slight swelling.
House Centipede Pest Control and Prevention
- Eliminate damp places in the building.
- Residual treatments applied to cracks, crevices and other hiding places.
- Ernie's Pest Control has the best solution for you.
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