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Are The Centipedes Around My Frisco Home Dangerous? 

Centipedes are certainly a frightening-looking invader in Frisco homes, but are they actually dangerous? While centipedes are a common pest that is widely distributed throughout most of the United States and the world, many people know surprisingly little about these animals. Perhaps this is in part due to their nocturnal nature. Centipedes are rarely seen out in the open during waking hours, and when they are, they are lightning-fast and headed for cover. Read on to find out more about centipedes, the problems they cause, and how you can avoid them. 

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What Else Don’t We Know About Centipedes?

We don’t tend to hear about food contamination with centipedes. Perhaps that is because they are extremely meticulous. Centipedes carefully clean each of their numerous legs after each meal. Speaking of legs, they can regrow legs that have been lost to predators and use their back legs to lasso their prey. Speed is also an essential component of the centipede’s hunting prowess. They can travel over 16 inches each second, making them extremely hard to spot, let alone catch. In other parts of the world, centipedes are renowned for their abilities and kept as beloved pets rather than pests. In captivity, centipedes are able to grow much larger than in the natural world. 

What Problems Do Centipedes Cause?

Despite how menacing they may look, centipedes are largely a nuisance pest. Sure they have a venomous bite, and the larger species are strong enough to break human skin if they are handled roughly, but the end result is pain and swelling similar to a bee sting. The larger problem centipedes cause is the sheer growth of their population. They typically overwinter outdoors, but if they nest near your property, they can become quite a problem. Centipedes can produce up to 35 eggs in just a few short days. 

However, centipedes aren’t all bad. They actually hunt unwelcome pests such as roaches, moths, flies, silverfish, and termites. That being said, often the presence of centipedes on your Frisco property signifies an increasing presence of other pest species. 

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

What Attracts Centipedes To Frisco Homes And How Can We Prevent Them?

Aside from pest prey, centipedes are most attracted to excess moisture. To avoid centipede infestations in your Frisco home, try using the following tips:

  • Eliminate excess moisture by maintaining plumbing and drainage systems.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation in basements, attics, and crawl spaces.
  • Remove piles of leaves and grass clippings as well as logs, stones, and rocks that centipedes could use as nesting areas on your property.
  • Store firewood off the ground.
  • Seal gaps and cracks in your foundation and exterior walls that could allow centipedes to get inside.
  • Invest in professional pest control for centipedes and their pest prey. 

If a centipede or two gets past your defenses, simply use a vacuum to eliminate the issue, but if you think you have an infestation on your hands, it’s time to call the professionals. 


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  • Do you offer plans or bundles?
    Yes, we offer three different plans designed to meet your needs and your budget. Our perimeter, Home Guardian, and Home Guardian Plus are all designed to bundle your pest control treatment into a package that fits your needs. If there isn’t a plan that works for you, don’t worry, we will customize one that fits your unique needs.
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    Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate! Regardless of your pest issue, contact us today to speak with one of our technicians. To make a plan, one of our licensed service technicians will come to your home or business and perform a thorough inspection of your property. Then, we will work with you to come up with a solution that meets your needs.
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    Yes, both our Home Guardian and Home Guardian Plus plans offer termite control using the proven Sentricon® System with Always Active™ along with a termite service warranty.

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How Can Adams Exterminating Company Help? 

Adams Exterminating Company provides affordable programs designed specifically for the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas. We target common bugs and pests, including centipedes, and can eliminate them along with any of their prey. Every home is different, so we are proud to offer three different plans to suit the needs and budget of every home. You can choose from our Perimeter Pest Control, Home Guardian Pest & Termite Control, and Home Guardian + Pest & Termite Control + Mosquitoes plans. Call Adams Exterminating Company and schedule your free home estimate for complete protection of your home from centipedes and other pests.

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