Have You Tried These Centipede Prevention Tips?
April 6, 2018
When it comes to homeownership, there is plenty to worry about. Pests may be one of the biggest worries and can certainly be one of the most dangerous. Fortunately, out of all the pests, centipedes may be one of the most harmless. Other pests, like rodents, spread disease and are extremely destructive. Different ants can eat away enough of the structure in your home to compromise its stability. Some pests even sting and bite causing potential for allergic reactions and severe pain. While centipedes are relatively harmless, they are still not a pest anyone wants to come across in their home.
Centipedes are scary to look at and neither you nor your guests will want to deal with them inside your home. These are some prevention tips that could help keep centipedes out!
Keep your yard free and clear of debris. Centipedes are known to live under rocks, within mulch, in leaf piles, and under landscaping ties.
Fix all leaks on both the exterior and interior of your home. Centipedes often seek shelter when it is too hot or dry outside. Minimizing interior moisture, and moisture getting in from the exterior helps alleviate centipedes.
Watch for other pests. Centipedes are known to be carnivorous. They feed on soft-bodied insects, worms, spiders as well as other centipedes. Eradicating other pests can alleviate a centipedes food source, therefore, making your home less appealing to them.
Fix exterior cracks and crevices. Centipedes can enter through some fairly small access point. Sealing up cracks and crevices in foundations is a good way to help keep them out.
Fix holes around doors and windows. Much like your foundation, centipedes are small enough to enter through holes and openings around doors and windows, so make sure to seal them up.
Install door sweeps on exterior doors. Although not foolproof, installing door sweeps can help keep centipedes out that are trying to enter the easy way… through the door.
Regardless of your hard work, you might still find you have centipedes hiding within your home. When checking for them, make sure to focus on dark, damp areas such as attics, crawl spaces, closets, basements, and laundry rooms. Usually, professional help is going to be your answer. With centipedes willing to enter your home throughout most of the year, a year-round control plan is often best. Below is a look at how a year-round control plan can help you keep your home clean and free of centipedes.
With our year-round pest control, there are a lot of benefits to you as the homeowner. Ultimately, it takes the hard work and worries off your shoulders so you have more time to consider the more important parts of your day. With several options for year-round pest control available, you are in control of the final say as to what works best for you and your home! All of our year-round pest control options include numerous other pests, exterior and interior service, and a free estimate. All of which are conducted by a trained and experienced professional pest control technician. Our year-round service includes monthly visits to reassure that pests are not popping up in the future, and if they do, we will take care of them! One of the biggest benefits of our professional centipede control is that you are not left guessing as to the causes of the centipede infestation, where to find them, and what to do about them. All of that is handled for you, and with over 60 years of experience, we have the knowledge to do exactly that! So don’t let centipedes remain in your house, get rid of them today! Call now and let us help keep your house pest free so that you don’t have to! If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and one of our friendly folks here at Adam’s Exterminating Company will be more than happy to help!