CENTIPEDE PEST CONTROL
The name Centipede is derived from the Latin prefix “centi” meaning “hundred” and “pedere” meaning “foot.” They’re often confused for millipedes however centipedes are much more aggressive and should be removed immediately when spotted. Contact your local MasterGuard branch in Wisconsin or Michigan for centipede pest control service help right away!
Centipedes are known for their elongated, segmented bodies, each with a pair of legs for every body segment possibly having up to 150 body segments, or 300 legs! Their size ranges from anywhere between a few millimeters to a foot in length in the larger species. Centipedes are generally of a dull reddish brown coloring though their tropical relatives are often brighter.
Normally centipedes are cavernous or a subterranean species, but they can be found in many different locations ranging from the unforgiving desert to damp forests. The centipedes environment however must be moist as centipedes lose their moisture through their skin very quickly due to the lack of a waxy covering on their exoskeleton.
This is why centipedes are often found in damper areas such as the basement or bathroom, but any damp area will work for them
When it comes to dangers to human health, some centipede species can be considered hazardous due to their venomous bite. However in adult humans, while a bite from a centipede is often very painful and can cause chills, fever, swelling and overall weakness, it rarely leads to death. In children and people with allergies, bites can also cause similar symptoms to bee stings and must be treated as such. Smaller centipedes have a harder time puncturing human skin but larger centipedes and their bites can actually cause anaphylactic shock.
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Office Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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