How To Get Rid Of Centipedes
Getting rid of centipedes is probably one of the easiest tasks around, considering all the pests you could be dealing with in your house. Moreover, centipedes are your friends in that they consume flies, spiders, bed bugs and other pests and thus are helping you to clean the house. Centipedes are not harmful to humans and will not even bite you. However, seeing them around the house or your bedroom is not the best looking sight you want to have. Centipedes by themselves are spread around the world and are even appearing in very cold and non hostile environments. There usual dwellings are below dead wood or biomas such as leafs and soil. Worldwide there is well over 8 thousand different types of centipedes.
So how to get rid of centipedes ? The advantage is that centipedes in your house will not appear in large numbers. If you find a couples that will be a lot and so getting rid of these two is not a major issue. You can squash them and then wipe the remainders with a tissue or you can put swipe them out or get them or just throw them out of the house. Throwing them out is probably the best idea since centipedes will feed on other pests in the area.
You can as well use commercial insecticide to get rid of them. The swiping of the floor will however still be up to you. You can expect a bad smell from the insecticide for a while. Going natural is always the best way.
One of the other possible natural options of how to get rid of centipedes is to use sticky traps. These will catch possibly some other pests as well, so you will kill more pests with this one. The centipedes will stick to the sticky trap and will not be able to get away, just like the other pests. Make sure to change the traps once in a while so that they are still effective for killing pests.
Isolate your house of flies, insects and other pests. This is why you probably have centipedes, since they are only on the look out for food. If you block any holes and isolate your roofing, you will be better off in general with regards to possible pests intrusions.
One of the other prevention method of pests entering your dwelling, in this case specifically the centipedes, is to make an order of your house surroundings. If you have old wood lying around, this is a possible source also if you have excess trees, you might want to hire a tree service removal company in desoto tx to trim or remove trees, that way the centipedes dont have anywhere to fester and grow. Just changing the order and cleaning the wood a bit with a broom will be good. When you have it in order, also cover it with plastic foil. Get rid of any dying or old wood that cannot be used anymore. If you have leaves lying around, get this cleaned up as well, burn it down or dispose in a natural disposer/composter.