Are Centipedes Becoming A Problem In Or Around Your Home? Whether You Are Maintaining A Beautiful Landscape, Flowers or Growing Your Own Food, Centipedes Can Be A Huge Headache.
As much as Las Vegas is the city of lights, we are surrounded by the desert and with the desert brings some very strange bugs. Centipedes are just one of these desert pests that can find their way into homes. Home Centipedes can be found all over the Las Vegas Valley. Centipedes belong to the class of chilopoda. Centipedes and yes, they can be poisonous. Home centipedes found in the house are generally there just to feed off the other insects that are commonly found inside homes. When on the prowl for their prey, their muscles surrounding the gland that stores their venom will eject toxins through the ducts to paralyze their prey.
House centipedes have 15 legs and can travel a bit over 1 foot-per-second. They typically will not bite and will be around 6 inches long. The Desert Centipede may bite and can be found in dark moist areas. They live off spiders and other insects. If you see a centipede in dark moist areas of your home it is likely a Desert Centipede.
Whether you are ready to carry along without being suddenly startled by these frightening bugs, or do not want them to feast on your fabulous flowers or foods, we have a solution for you. When you are ready to take care of your home’s Centipede problem, Fortified Pest Management is here to help. We have developed environmentally friendly techniques over the years that no other pest control company is doing in Las Vegas. This means that you will have an environment free of Centipedes without residual chemicals that can harm pets or children.
Centipedes are typically not dangerous although they are frightening! They are venomous but it's usually to weak to affect humans and bigger animals.
Centipedes typically feed on other insects this includes but is not limited to spiders, moths, crickets, worms, silverfish, and even other centipedes.
There are over 3,000 species of Centipedes on this planet. Two of the common ones we see in Las Vegas are the House Centipede and the Desert Centipede.
Cenipedes go through three distinct life phases - an egg, nymphs, and then an adult. Some Centipedes (such as as the common House Centipede) can live up to 6 years.
Centipedes are extremely adaptable. They can be found in the woods, in rotting logs, under stones, or in your trash can. If they make their way into you home they will likely create their habitat in crawlspaces, bathrooms, and potted plants.