Centipedes and Millipedes are both common household pests, both can hide under the radar since they both are nocturnal, and you may not know that you have them. The word centipede means “100” legs, but this can be somewhat misleading since centipedes can have anywhere from 30-382 legs. They are elongated, flat, segmented bodies, each segment contains one pair of legs except for its head. Adults are brown and grow to be about 1 inch long. Millipedes on the other hand tend to be smaller, usually 2-4 centimeters in length. Millipedes also have segmented bodies and less visible legs. If you see either centipedes or millipedes, don’t hesitate to contact Renegade Pest Control for a consultation.
Centipedes are nocturnal pests, this allows them to have large populations within your home without you even noticing. Certain centipedes can bite people, while the bite is not dangerous to your health, it can be painful. If you get bit by a centipede, getting centipede control from us can prevent you from getting bit again. You can prevent centipedes by reducing moisture in your home, removing clutter, sealing their entry ways, and contacting Renegade Pest Control.
Millipedes usually stay in damp areas outside, Millipede control is needed when it gets hot and dry as they find ways into your home. Millipedes usually gather on porches and patios, then they usually climb on the foundation until they find entryways into your home such as basement doors and windows, vents, doors without weather stripping, and garage doors. You will often find them hiding under furniture or hiding in boxes. Millipedes are not dangerous, they do not bite, damage property, or eat stored food. Although, some species can excrete a defensive fluid that can be irritating to the skin.
Contact Renegade Pest Control for all of you Millipede or Centipede Control Issues in Omaha.