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House Centipede

Quick Facts


1-1.5" long

Preferred Habitat

Prefers to live underground or in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room of a home.

Known Health Issues

They do carry venom in their bodies, but they are not as toxic as other centipedes. They also seldom bite people or pets.
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The house centipede prefers areas underground or near decomposing wood and if they are able to enter your home, they are commonly found in the kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms. These pests have 15 pairs of legs with the last pair being double the length of their body that allows them to move quickly. They have a brownish gray coloring and eat cockroaches, spiders, silverfish, and other small insects.

House centipedes are venomous but do not normally bite pets or people. If bitten, minimal pain might occur and if the pain worsens, contact a doctor for treatment and then call a professional exterminator to rid your home of any pest infestation.