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Of the many types of pests that live alongside homeowners, you will encounter centipedes less often than others, but they are still common house pests in the Houston area. They infest many homes and businesses, and once they get inside, they can be difficult to eliminate. Centipedes are not easy to address via DIY efforts due to their habits and behaviors, and if treated ineffectively, they are likely to return. 

Centipedes in Houston can be a real problem, but you do not have to worry about them. If you see centipedes, call All-Safe Pest & Termite. We know how to get rid of centipedes. Let us be your source for quality pest control in Houston.

What Do Centipedes Look Like?

Centipedes have long, worm-like bodies with many pairs of legs. They are yellowish to dark brown and may have darker stripes or markings. They do not have wings and do not fly, but though they have short legs, they are fairly quick house pests when running. They prefer dark areas and places with a lot of moisture. They are generally nocturnal and like coming out at night. Because of their shape, centipedes can squeeze through small spaces and easily make it into your house.

 

Centipedes in Houston can welcome themselves into your home without permission and then refuse to leave. When this happens, call All-Safe Pest & Termite. We can help you get unwanted centipede visitors back out of your house.

Will Centipedes Damage My Garden?

Centipedes are generally unlikely to cause damage to your garden. They are carnivorous and tend to feed on small bugs. Given the right circumstances, however, centipedes can breed into populations large enough to be problematic outside. Further, centipedes are small and often explore, which may bring them into your home. If the conditions are right, centipedes can breed into a huge centipede infestation that is hard to control.

 

Centipedes don't bite or sting, but they can infest your home in large numbers and give you grief. When you have centipedes in your house, you need a solution. Call us promptly, and let All-Safe Pest & Termite be that solution.

Five No-Sweat Tips To Prevent Centipedes In Your Home

Here are five tips to help you minimize the risk of a centipede infestation in your home:

  1. Eliminate brush piles and clippings in your yard. Centipedes hide under them.
  2. Keep plants away from your house. Plants will bring centipedes closer to your home.
  3. Minimize landscaping stones. Centipedes love hiding under them.
  4. Seal your home. Centipedes can exploit very small openings to get inside.
  5. Eliminate water. Fix all leaks and drips. Centipedes love moisture.

Following these tips can help reduce your chances of a centipede infestation, but unfortunately, it won't ultimately prevent them. Centipedes live outside and will eventually come into your house. When that happens, contact All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our professionals know how to kill centipedes, and we can get rid of yours.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Centipedes?

Centipede infestations are resistant to DIY pest control methods. They do not respond well to bait traps and tend to be solitary in their movement patterns. Centipedes in your Houston home are nocturnal and wary pests that will try to escape if they detect nearby movement. Centipede infestations are also likely to reoccur if you don't rectify the conditions that brought them in the first place. 

 

Centipedes don't have to worry you. Help is available, and it comes down to making a simple phone call to All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our professionals have a long history of successfully treating centipedes, and we can treat yours. 
 

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