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DO I HAVE A CENTIPEDE PROBLEM?

Centipede Facts & Appearance

In New Mexico, centipedes can grow very large, and it can be quite frightening to discover one in your home or on your property.
 
⦁ They are big, tough, rubbery, and hard to squish.
⦁ They are often mistaken for small snakes.
⦁ Centipedes are commonly recognized by their many legs and long, worm-like body.
⦁ Despite their name, centipedes do not have a hundred legs
⦁ An adult centipede can measure anywhere from one to twelve inches long.
⦁ They are brown in color
⦁ Their rounded heads carry a pair of antennae as well as a set of long mandibles used to hold food in place
⦁ The first pair of legs on their body are not legs but in fact are venomous pinchers.
 

Where Do Centipedes Live?

⦁ These intimidating insects can be found in any damp area due to the fact that they are easily dehydrated. They are most commonly discovered in crawlspaces and basements.
⦁ If you spot a centipede in your home or find multiple dead in your general vacinity, you could be facing an infestation.
 

CENTIPEDE PROBLEMS

 
⦁ Centipedes are known for be evasive and quickly skitter away if they feel threatened
⦁ Centipedes tend to keep to nocturnal activity and, therefore, are not often spotted by people.
⦁ Their speed can make it difficult for people to identify
⦁ Centipedes can be known to bite in reaction to danger and their venom poses a threat to humans, creating a painful and swollen bite area.
⦁ If you are bitten, you can expect two puncture wounds and immediate, sometimes radiating pain.
 

CENTIPEDE CONTROL

 
⦁ DIY centipede control can be very difficult but running a dehumidifier and keeping piles of wood and leaves away from your home can help avoid an infestation.
⦁ Centipedes are active at night, so an infestation can be hard to detect.
⦁ If you do find the centipede and attempt to trap/catch it, you will risk getting bitten.
 

Why Choose Critter Control?

Critter Control of New Mexico can effectively get rid of centipedes in your home and leave your home insect-free. Critter Control of New Mexico will assess the problem and create the solution that will best fit your overall need, keeping your home and family in mind.
 
Call us for insect pest control services today in Albuquerque and Santa Fe!