Any way you look at them centipedes look creepy, there is just no getting around that. But did you know there is more to them than just their appearance? If you have a lot of centipedes in your home can mean a real problem that may require the help of a Brevard County pest control expert.
Like spiders, centipedes are most likely in your home due to either favorable conditions, or simply because they are following their prey. Much of the time it can be both since favorable conditions often apply to why other pests invade your home. The centipedes discover a food source as well as shelter and possibly even a water source.
But whatever reason they may be there, you don’t want them. Nor do you need them. The right pest professionals will not only be able to eliminate your problem, but also help guard against future pest problems. You don’t need centipedes in your home eating other insects – you can keep all of them out.
Centipedes kill prey through venom – this means biting.
Centipedes can and will bite if they find themselves in a situation where they feel threatened – and it’s not hard to feel threatened when faced with a person hundreds of times larger. Luckily bites are rare since the centipede will often run and hide before being forced to bite. In addition to this, bites are typically not fatal and simply lead to a localized, painful area not too unlike a bee sting. However, if you have children with known allergies or discover a more severe reaction, then medical help should immediately be contacted for treatment.
There are several different species of centipede that live in Florida. All of them have the capacity to bite, so don’t handle a centipede if you find it. Most likely all you will see of a centipede is its speedy legs taking it somewhere dark and safe. Centipedes are nocturnal and aren’t very active during the day.
Getting rid of centipedes.
If you see one centipede, take note. If you see more than one, call Slug-A-Bug, your Brevard County pest exterminator. This may be the precursor to a even more serious problem, such as an infestation of another insect. You can get a free evaluation from most quality pest control companies and they will be able to discover that is really going on in your home. Then they can discuss how to take care of the problem with you as well as let you know of any issues that need to be addressed, such as a hole in your wall or a leaky pipe. By finding out about such problems you will be much better able to help ward your home from unwanted guests. You can get these problems fixed, have the exterminator remove the pests and put down protection to keep other possible pests away, and then sit back knowing that your home is now pest free and locked up tight.