Centipedes and millipedes are often mistaken for one another, but they do have many distinct differences. Centipedes are likely more recognizable to you than millipedes. These creepy crawlers are arthropods rather than insects and have long, flat bodies. They have one pair of legs per body segment and come in a wide range of colors depending on species. House centipedes are usually tan colored with dark bands around their back legs, though.
Whether they are outdoors or inside, centipedes seek out dark, moist places. Outside, this would typically be rotting wood, wet leaves, or underneath rocks. Inside, damp basements or even your shower is an ideal spot to hide.
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In general, centipedes are typically not a threat. They do have a slight venom in their bite that can cause irritation, especially in rare cases where the person who is bitten is allergic. Even without the off chance of being bitten by a centipede, they are unsightly, and we don’t blame you for wanting them gone. Give us a call today to schedule an extermination appointment.