Centipedes – Part 2

The House Centipede’s bite is usually as painful as a wasp or bee sting and usually people don’t have many symptoms other than some swelling, chills and fever. Some people are allergic to the bite and need immediate medical attention. Children are much more vulnerable to centipede bites. They are found outside under rocks and in moist locations. Their exoskeleton actually dries out without moisture because they don’t have a waxy outer layer and they will find new homes if yours is too dry.

So how do you rid yourself of these creatures of the night? You do this in the same way you would get rid of Silverfish. Dry up humid areas by using bathroom ventilation and dehumidifiers. Most importantly, clean up kitchens and bathrooms (where they prefer to live ) and keep their food source away (other insects).