Centipede Pest Control

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We’ll use our expert knowledge of centipede biology to effectively and safely prevent and protect your home like it was our own. See how.

Free pest inspection. Same day service.

Getting rid of centipedes is as easy as 1, 2 and 3

We inspect areas prone to infestation and identify potential entry points as well as contributing factors to the their presence, such as humidity levels.
We then design a targeted treatment plan in and around the affected areas to eliminate existing centipedes and prevent their return.
We may suggest measures for controlling moisture levels, as well as using baiting and trapping in specific situations.
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Our proven approach to delivering a pest-free, worry-free environment. Guaranteed.
We’ll inspect your home inside and out, and top to bottom to spot current and potential pest problems.
We’ll assess and correctly identify any active pests. Pest species and biology is considered to choose the right treatment option.
We’ve identified your pests, now we’ll treat them using safe and effective treatment methods with only EPA registered products.
Report Back
We’ll provide service reports via email letting you know who was there, what they did, and what happens next.
Monitor and Maintain
We’ll prevent pests from returning with our ‘set it and forget it’ maintenance plan. Keeping you one step ahead of mother nature.
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Pests, not so much.

“I’m definitely as environmentally conscious as I can be…a lot of these companies come out and they say, we’re the professionals, we’ll take care of it. You just cut us a check and don’t worry about the details. The fact that you explain the details matters a lot.”

— Residential customer

“I did talk to a number of pest control companies, and when I considered the value of their being willing to come out anytime I have a problem I went with them. That freedom to just call is very valuable to me.”

— Residential customer
Quick reference

Frequently asked questions

What do centipedes look like and why are they concerning?
Centipedes have long, segmented bodies that measure anywhere from 1/8 of an inch to 6 inches in length. Each body segment has its own pair of long legs, and the amount of legs a centipede has can be as few as 15 pairs or as many as 177 pairs. Depending on species, a centipede’s color will range from yellow to dark brown. The most common type of centipede encountered by home and business owners is the house centipede. This is because it can complete its entire life cycle indoors, and is the only centipede that is able to do so. Usually, centipedes will not harm humans and are more of a nuisance than a threat. Although it is rare, they are capable of biting. Centipede bites are very painful and some may cause reactions such as chills, fever, and weakness. People with small children and those with bee allergies should exercise caution around centipedes, as the venom from a large centipede’s bite has the potential to cause anaphylactic shock.
Where do centipedes live?
Centipedes gravitate towards dark and damp areas. Outside they make their homes underneath decks, stones, mulch, or decaying logs and leaves. Inside, they can be found in places that resemble their outside environments to some extent. Such places include bathrooms, laundry rooms, closets, crawl spaces, basements closets, and occasionally tubs and sinks.
Why do I have a centipede problem?
Centipedes can enter homes and businesses through any gaps or spaces, like those around doors, windows, siding, and utility entrances. One reason they will enter is for food. Centipedes eat other pests that live inside such as ants, earthworms, flies, silverfish, and spiders. In fact, the presence of centipedes may be an indicator of another pest infestation. Another reason they will enter a building is because they are attracted to some source of moisture. Brick is particularly attractive to them, because its porous nature can cause it to sweat and leak moisture during periods of high humidity.
When are centipedes active?
Centipede eggs hatch in late spring and early summer. They become a common issue during those months due to the heat and humidity provided by summer weather. These conditions allow centipedes to stay active longer. House centipedes are especially problematic, as their entire life cycle occurs indoors. All centipedes are adults by the time winter arrives, and those that live outdoors will enter buildings to escape the cold and find a source of food. Centipedes are nocturnal, and do all of their foraging at night.
What’s the best way to prevent a centipede infestation?
In order to avoid attracting centipedes, it is essential to minimize the moisture in your home or business. This can be done by using dehumidifiers and repairing any leaks inside and outside of the house. It is also important to seal any cracks or crevices centipedes can enter through. Removing potential outdoor living environments such as logs and piles of leaves can limit the number of centipedes on the property. On the same accord, limiting clutter inside will decrease the number of places centipedes can hide. To get rid of centipedes on your property call EXCEL today and have one of our experts visit you.

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