New Jersey Centipede Control
Centipedes are mostly harmless to us humans but they’re certainly not anything you’d want in your New Jersey home or business! When you need them removed, call the pest management professionals of Viking Pest Control for fast and effective centipede pest services.
What Are Centipedes?
The common house centipede, or Scutigera coleoptrata, is found throughout the United States. These bugs are what’s known as arthropods. Their features include a tough exoskeleton with segmented bodies and jointed legs.
You’ll often find centipedes around areas that get moisture in an NJ home or business-like windows, basements, and crawlspaces, explain the pest control experts at Viking. Centipedes generally live for a year, but some can stick around for half a decade!
How To Identify House Centipedes
Viking’s certified entomologist explains, centipedes are yellowish, brown bugs having 15 to 177 legs and grow from an eighth of an inch to nearly half a foot long! They’re instantly recognizable, resembling a worm with legs, antenna, and sometimes markings. Centipedes don’t leave markings and trails like other pests so IDing happens on sight.
How Do I Get Centipedes in My New Jersey Home or Business?
New Jersey receives an ample amount of annual rainfall. This promotes moisture in your home or business. These high moisture areas are a welcoming home for centipedes. Centipedes seek these damp areas to feast and breed.
The Effects of Centipedes in and Around NJ Properties
Centipedes do bite but aren’t typically strong enough to pierce the skin. If bitten by a centipede and it does pierce, the effect is like a bee sting. These pests aren’t dangerous to your pets, either, but it’s better to not have that experience regardless.
Centipedes are a nuisance pest more than anything. Their presence is more of psychological stress versus a structural or health safety issue. Still, we completely understand why you don’t want them in your New Jersey home or business!
How to Control Centipedes
The main culprit as to why centipedes are finding their way into your NJ home or business is moisture. Therefore, the exterminators at Viking recommend eliminating sources of moisture in and around your location. This may include cleaning problematic areas, fixing leaks, removing debris, and the like. If you would like to get rid of them and keep them from returning, schedule our centipede pest control service in New Jersey!