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  • Scientific Name: Chilopoda
  • Length: 1" - 1 1/2"
  • Color: Various Colors
  • Aggressive? No
  • Do They Bite? Yes
  • Poisonous/Venomous? Yes
  • Disease Carrying? Not Known
  • Invasive Species? No

What Attracts Centipedes?

Centipede Crawling in the Leaves

Living Spaces

Landscaping, Rocks, Stones, Mulch, Moist Soil

Diet Choices

Insects - Centipedes are insectivores

Fun Fact

Centipedes have 1 pair of legs per body segment and are commonly referred to as "hundred leggers"

How Do We Remove Them?

One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the pests that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.

We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.

The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the insects from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you. We will implement the McMahon's C.A.N. initiative and with our three easy steps — Canvas the area, Act on those results, and Negate re-entry for the pest, we can work to getting your home to pest free status.