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Getting Rid of House Centipedes
House Centipedes can be a scary sight in your home. Their appearance with 15-pairs of legs and quick speed can be frightening, these pests are not harmful to your home environment.
If you think you have found evidence of a House centipede infestation, in your home, you can control the House centipedes in your home by applying treatments and limiting conditions that they are looking for.
Make Your House Unappealing To Centipedes
A good way to get rid of House centipedes is to make your home less appealing and hospitable for them. These practices to eliminate areas that can help keep House centipedes out of your home and make it easy to get rid of an existing infestation.
A good way to locate the source of a House centipede problem is to look for them at night time with a flashlight. They are nocturnal and creatures and hide during the day.
- Get Rid Of House Centipede Food Sources: House centipedes feed on other insects and small pests, and they will enter houses in search of food. If you apply a preventive pest control solution to monitor and reduce the House centipede food source in your home, you make it less appealing.
- Reduce Moisture Problems In Your House: House centipedes prefer damp, cool areas. Fix leaky faucets or pipes in your home. You can deploy dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity, and fans to increase the circulation of air.
- Close Off Any Openings to Keep House Centipedes Getting In: Seal up any cracks and crevices with some caulking. This includes around windows, doors, pipes, and wires. Close any openings that you see where the House centipedes can get in around pipes and wires using some copper mesh. Be sure any screens and door sweeps on windows and doors fight snug and tight.
Using Centipede Pest Control Products
If you are having a House centipede problem, you'll want to use insecticides inside your home to quickly to eradicate the infestation then apply a barrier around the perimeter of your home to keep them out.
Using a contact aerosol will help you to quickly get rid of House centipedes that are already inside your house. If you are using a contact aerosol, only the House centipedes directly sprayed will be killed. A flushing agent will help bring out the hiding centipedes out so they can be sprayed as well.
After you have used a contact aerosol to get rid of the House centipedes that are inside your home, you will want to use a residual insecticide to keep killing any of the remaining House centipedes for months and to keep them from coming back. Normally, residual insecticides will continue controlling the House centipedes for about 30 to 90 days.
Normally, the same residual insecticide that you use to spray inside can also be sprayed around the perimeter of your house to create a barrier. Spray your insecticide along the foundation, around windows and doors, where pipes and utilities enter the house, and under and around eaves. This perimeter spray will help keep House centipedes from entering your home in these areas.
You can follow up your liquid treatment with an insecticide dust. Simply apply the dust underneath baseboards and into any cracks and crevices. Pest control dusts typically last 8 to 12 months when not disturbed. Follow the instructions on the product label of the product that you choose.