Centipedes move into your home because they like the environment. And the only way to get rid of them is to change the environment so that it’s not longer centipede friendly.
But that can seem very hard to do!
Are you wondering what makes my house so centipede friendly? Well these 5 facts about centipedes will help you to understand why they are coming into your house.
One: Centipedes like water. In fact they like it and need it more than other bugs, so if you have centipedes in your home that means there is at least one spot in the house where they are getting access to moisture.
Two: Centipedes leave eggs in your house. They leave between 60 and 120 of them per centipede; this means that killing just the centipede you see will have a limited affect on them.
Three: In the wild centipedes live in moist areas, like long grass, rotting wood and under rocks. If you have these in your yard, or worse, right up next to the house, then it is much more likely that the centipedes will find their way into your home.
Four: Pesticides and Boric Acid won’t get rid of them entirely. The reason is that once the pesticide or the Boric Acid wears off, if you haven’t made your home inhospitable to them the will come right back.
Five: Centipedes are predators. That’s right they eat the other bugs in your home. So reducing or eliminating other pest infections will remove their food source and help get them out of your house.