Centipedes are a nuisance insect species that may invade your home, and while they may not be harmful, they are certainly creepy. Here are some of the ways in which you can quickly remove these pests from your home:
While centipedes may be fast, they do not usually infest a home in large numbers. This means that you can capture some of them, and then either squish them or take them outside. Sure, it doesn’t seem like much, especially if you’ve had to deal with other pests, but capturing any centipede you see and then removing it is actually pretty effective. You can use a jar or a cup over the centipede, and then slide a piece of paper under it. That’s it. You’ve captured the centipede. All you have to do now is either kill it or throw it outside. However, you might want to be careful, because although centipedes do not attack humans, they may bite in self-defence, and their bite feels like a bee sting.
Sticky traps that you can use for insects or rodents are also effective against centipedes. You can find these either at your local home center or online, and you will have to place them near the baseboards and corners of the room. These traps have the advantage of not only capturing centipedes, but also other insects that you may have in your home. However, the drawback is that you have to keep your children and pets away from them, or else they may step into the glue.
Finally, there’s always the option of using insecticides. There are a number of sprays and dusts out there on the market that will work well on centipedes, and you even have nontoxic products to choose from. This option is relatively inexpensive, and if you make sure that the insecticide targets centipedes, you will see great results. You also want to make sure that you buy a product that has been designed to be used indoors. All you have to do after you’ve made your purchase is follow the instructions on the packaging, and the centipedes should not be a problem anymore.
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Sometimes, a centipede infestation is just too stubborn, and all your pest control efforts will yield little results. In this case, you will need the help of a pro. Contact us today if you have a centipede issue.