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What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Centipedes In And Around My Longview Home?

A centipede outside a house

Would you hold a centipede for a hundred dollars? Some wouldn’t touch these pests even for a crisp million. This is for a good reason. These pests are about as creepy as creatures come. It certainly doesn’t help that they are long and have multiple sets of legs.

If you agree that centipedes are terrible pests and would like to get and keep them out of your Longview home, here are some things to consider today. Reach out to our team at Gecko Pest Control if you want to know how we handle these or other local pests. We can utilize advanced Longview centipede control to get these invasive creatures out of your home fast.

What Are Centipedes?

There is a lot that you probably do not know about centipedes. For instance, did you know these creatures can have over a hundred legs? It’s true. Some species grow to be up to a foot long. Thankfully, these types of centipedes do not live in Longview. We mostly have house centipedes which grow up to six inches long, max.

Another thing you should know about this pest is that it likes to eat other bugs. The more pests you have inside your home, the more likely centipedes are to invade or stick around. We will talk more in a bit about how to prevent these pests. First, let’s discuss why centipedes are a problem locally. 

Are Centipedes Dangerous?

Not all centipedes are a threat. In fact, there are only a few species around the globe that pose a serious risk to human health. None of these species live here in Longview. House centipedes, the most common centipede species in Longview, can bite but are not venomous, poisonous, or dangerous in other ways.

The good news is that it is easy to avoid centipede bites. As long as you don’t pick up these pests or stick your hands into dark cracks or crevices, you should have no problem avoiding an attack. Even if one bites you, the consequences are minor. Keeping all of this in mind, centipedes are still annoying and scary. To help you deter these pests locally, here are some things to consider about prevention. 

How Can I Prevent Centipedes In My House?

If you want to keep different kinds of centipedes out of your home, you have some options. One great place to start is DIY prevention. Here are a few great tips and tricks to use today.

  • Investigate your home’s exterior for potential entry points.
  • Seal gaps and cracks in your home’s foundation.
  • Address spacing around windows and doors using weatherstripping and door sweeps.
  • Use screens to protect exterior doors and windows further.
  • Eliminate clutter and keep your home clean.
  • Fix moisture problems.

These things will help to prevent centipedes. They will not get rid of an active problem. To deal with these pests effectively, bring in our team at Gecko Pest Control.

How Do I Get Rid Of Centipedes In My House?

To get rid of centipedes for good, you need professional Longview home pest control. Our team at Gecko Pest Control works diligently to stand out above our competition.

We understand local pest problems and have the tools and training to address issues you are facing with centipedes and other invasive creatures locally. We will start with a thorough inspection of your home and property. Once we know what you are up against, we will offer some treatments and long-term care options to address your pest infestations. Reach out to Gecko Pest Control now to find a permanent solution to deal with centipedes in your Longview home.