Centipedes are arthropods which have more than six legs. House centipedes can breed and live all of its life in a building. They can live up to 7 years and lay up to 100 eggs. They usually live in dark corners of the house and usually emerge at night to look for prey. You will mostly find them in bathrooms and basements since they like living in places that are damp. They are usually not harmful but can be annoying when crawling all over the house which is why you should look for ways to get rid of house centipedes so that they don’t disturb you.
There are many methods that you can use to kill house centipedes where some of them are; getting rid of the food that they eat. Centipedes usually feed on other small pests like termites, silverfish, bedbug’s roaches and spiders. When you get rid of all other pests they will not have something to feed on and they will disappear from your home. If you are brave enough and not afraid of crawling insects you can capture them and kill them. You can use a jar to capture it and take it outside where you can just squash it and kill it. You can even use your hands to get it and kill it.
Centipedes usually don’t invade a house in large numbers which makes it easier to kill house centipedes. You will usually see one or two crawling up a wall. You will have to be keen when you want to capture them because they have many legs which make them fast. You can buy insecticides that are meant to get rid of the centipedes which you can use to spray and kill them. If you do not want your house to smell of insecticides you can capture them and spray the insecticides on the insects outside the house.
Since the centipedes usually thrive well in damp areas, you should keep your house dry at all times. This is one of the best methods that you can use to kill house centipedes as they will not have a suitable environment where they can thrive. They usually die and dry out if they are not in a damp environment. Thus you should make sure you clean out all your basements and closets so that the centipedes can move out of your house to look for a more hospitable environment.
You can also use sticky traps to kill house centipedes. This is where you place the traps in the corners of the house along the floor boards. This is because this is where the centipedes usually look for prey. This will help you capture the centipedes as well as other insects in the house. You can also block off all the entry points of the centipedes to the house so that they do not get an entry point into your house. You can do this by sealing off the cracks that are found in the wall and getting rid of spaces that are found near windows and doors.