Centipede is a long and flattened arthropod with one set of legs per body segment. There are many different species of centipedes found throughout the world. Some of them can grow up to 12 inches long. These predators feed on other insects by killing, or paralyzing them before eating. They have venom glands within their front limbs which are used for catching prey, and injecting them with venom. Finding centipedes frequently in your house is often a sign you have other infestations.
If it bites a person, they will experience severe irritations, and allergic reactions with 2 puncture marks on their skin. Larger the centipede the more painful the bite. If the area becomes infected, or allergic symptoms occur, you must immediately get medical attention.
They can get inside homes through crack, crevices, or under the door. They like to live near high humidity areas like basements, closets, and bathrooms. These nocturnal creatures are hard to find because they hide in dark and moist locations during daylight hours and come out at night to feed on food. They are generally solitary creatures that are found in attics, and crawl spaces with a rare chase of infestations. Trying to get rid of them on your own can be a bad idea as they can move pretty fast from one place to another, and even bite you in the process. They can be harmful and you do not want your small children coming in contact with them.
Getting rid of Centipedes
Centipedes can be annoying just like other pests. They don’t usually build nests, rather hide in new places each day. To get rid of these creepy creatures, you have to reduce clutter around your home, and clean damp areas such as the basement, bathroom, and attic regularly. Seal the gaps of cracks, crevices, doors, and windows and eliminate all food sources from the kitchen counter and floor. Reduce moisture by repairing leaking taps, use dehumidifiers to keep the house dry, and take out garbage regularly.
To ensure complete elimination, hire professional exterminators who understand the habitats of centipedes, and provide you with a precise treatment plan to get rid of them from your home, you can always contact EnsureUAE to get rid of the infestation completely and effectively. We are among the best pest control companies in Dubai. Our technicians are trained to eliminate the biggest and toughest infestations with pest removal products that are safe around families.