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The Ultimate Guide To Centipede Prevention And Control For Massachusetts Homes

centipede crawling in a garage

The longer a pest is, the more scary it becomes, right? For some people, this is true. In our opinion, a pest being long just makes it a different sort of creepy crawly. This is the case with the centipede. This long arthropod is all over the place here in Massachusetts, and many fear them.

If you need an immediate solution to get these pests out of your home, reach out to our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions about our advanced centipede control. We would love to offer some simple solutions to get these pests out of your home. Keep reading to discover more about the centipede and learn what to do to keep these invasive creatures out of your home.

The Anatomy And Behavior Of Centipedes

There are centipedes found all across the world. Here in Massachusetts, the most common type of centipede is the house centipede. This pest grows to be anywhere from ⅛ to 6” long and can have up to 177 pairs of legs. One common misconception about the centipede is that it is a bug. The truth is, it is an arthropod.

What does this arthropod eat? It eats other creatures its size, including flies, ants, beetles, and spiders. In most cases, centipedes are relatively beneficial creatures because of the way they help to control other local pest problems. Considering that they are also pests themselves, it can be hard to justify letting them live indoors. 

Why Centipedes Can Be A Menace To Have Around Your Home

Living with centipedes is not a direct threat to your health. The species that live here in Massachusetts are not venomous and rarely bite. When they do bite, it is not likely that they will break the skin. Another thing to consider is that there are no diseases that these pests spread.

The biggest issue with centipedes is that they are annoying and scary. They are also a sign of other pest problems. Thankfully, there are methods you can use to prevent the different kinds of centipedes that invade homes here in Massachusetts.

Natural Ways To Prevent Centipedes Around The House

If you don’t want to find a centipede in your house, you need to put in place some form of prevention. We highly recommend using some of these tips and tricks to reduce your chances of finding these pests indoors.

  • Seal holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Address damage to exterior doors and windows.
  • Make sure to seal your doors and windows with things like weatherstripping and door sweeps.
  • Fix or replace damaged screens.
  • Keep unscreened windows and doors closed if you are not using them.
  • Address moisture problems like leaky piping, damaged gutters, and high humidity.

For additional help dealing with centipedes or other pests inside or around your home, talk with our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions about our advanced offerings.

Call In The Pros For Total Centipede Elimination

The absolute best way to deal with different types of centipedes in Massachusetts is to hire a professional. Our crew at Big Blue Bug Solutions is standing by if you would like our assistance with these or other local pests. We will pay you a visit, find out what creatures are causing you trouble, and offer a treatment or control method that will best handle the problems you are facing.

Reach out to our dedicated staff at Big Blue Bug Solutions now to find out more about our home pest control. We will answer questions you have about our services and help you make an appointment for your Massachusetts home.