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Centipede

What are centipedes?

Centipedes are very common pests in Providence, Worcester, Johnston, and throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  Many people assume that centipedes are insects; however, this is not the case. They are actually small arthropods. Although their name literally means “hundred legs”, they can have anywhere from 20 to over 350 legs. Centipedes feed on small insects such as silverfish, cockroaches and beetle larva.

What do they look like?

Centipedes are very flat creatures and can be between 1/8 of an inch to over 6 inches long, depending on which exact species you are dealing with. They are generally yellowish to brown in color.

Do centipedes bite?

Yes, centipedes can deliver a painful bite.

Are centipedes dangerous?

Although centipedes are venomous, they do not pose any real harm to humans. While their bite can be painful, it will not cause serious damage.

What are the signs of a centipede infestation?

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Centipede prevention tips from Big Blue Bug Solutions

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Lowering the humidity levels in your home is key to making it less attractive to centipedes. Running a dehumidifier in the basement can help with this. Also, check your yard and the outside of your home for dead and rotten logs, wood, or lawn clippings, as these are perfect harborages for centipedes.

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