What Attracts House Centipedes?

They’re small, mighty, extremely fast, and they love getting into houses. That’s right. We’re talking about house centipedes. If you’ve ever come into contact with one, then you know that it’s not pleasant. If you’ve seen a few scattering throughout your home recently, there’s a reason for it.

Here are a few reasons why you have centipedes:What to Do if You Have Centipedes in the Home

Your Home Has Plenty of Water/Moisture

Centipedes love to live in wet, damp, and humid areas. That’s why you’ll often find them in your basement, kitchen, and bathrooms. To avoid an infestation, make sure you are cleaning and drying out these areas around your home, and keep piles of wood and leaves far away from your home, so outside centipedes aren’t tempted to sneak in.

The Seasons are Changing

If you don’t want to be outside in the cold, what makes you think that bugs do? If your house is inviting and has cracks that aren’t sealed, these pests will find a way in.

They Are Active at Night

Most of the time, you may find a few centipedes in your room because they’re most active at night. Since they scurry, hunt, and multiply while you’re asleep, you miss your chance to remove them from your room. That’s why it’s very important to contact an exterminator if you are finding an alarming amount of centipedes in your home.

They Can Run Faster Than You

Centipedes can easily sneak away from you, making them easy to miss or hard to catch. Believe it or not, they can run up to 16 inches in a second. Maybe they’re not as fast as you, but you get what we’re trying to say, they’re fast and hard to catch!

They’re Looking for Food

Besides shelter, all centipede needs is food. Often, they come into your yard because they’re looking for food. Then, one thing leads to another, and they are somehow inside of your home. Their main food source consists of creatures like spiders, worms, ants, and flies.

You Haven’t Called a Professional to Take Care of Your Problem

If you’ve noticed quite a few centipedes in your home, there’s a chance that you might be dealing with an infestation, and you can’t handle that on your own. They’re sneaky, fast, and not a pleasant bug to have around the home.

You can rely on Amherst Exterminators to help you prevent, remove, and control centipedes in your home. Give us a call at (716) 908-2475 to start tackling your problem today!