Regional Pest Management Inc. has the experience and skill to handle centipede infestations in St. Catharines. These worm-like invaders can be found in damp and dark areas of your home where they feast on dead insects. We work in a professional and timely manner to ensure you and your family are comfortable. Contact us for an effective solution.
CENTIPEDES AT HOME?
Centipedes are considered a juggernaut in the insect world. They are yellow to brown in colour and can be up to 1 ½ inch in length. They are elongated, flattened and have a worm-like appearance. Centipedes are often called ‘hundred-leggers’ because of their many pairs of legs. These are found in areas of high moisture such as loose bark, rotting logs and under stones. Centipedes occasionally invade structures, feeding off flies, spiders and other dead insects.
WHAT DAMAGE DO THEY CAUSE?
Centipedes inject their prey with toxins. The side effects of centipede bites are usually mild pain and swelling. Some people may also experience severe symptoms or allergic reactions from the centipede venom, but these occur very rarely.
For the pest treatment of centipedes, we thoroughly clean damp areas of your house, such as the basement, bathroom and attic, to eliminate all the hiding places of these invaders. We perform an exterior perimeter application of insecticide on the building, garden beds and surrounding areas. Next, we seal the cracks and crevices on the exterior of your building to close all the entry points. These measures will ensure that centipedes and their food source do not enter your home. Talk to our experts to carve out an effective solution!