How will I know it’s a centipede?

Coming upon a New Mexico centipede can be a startling and scary experience. Centipedes in the Albuquerque New Mexico area are huge! People often mistake them for small snakes. They are big, tough, rubbery and hard to kill. Yuck!

Centipedes are mostly characterized by their multiple legs and long, worm like body. An adult centipede is brown and can measure from one-twelve inches long. The rounded heads bear a pair of antennae and you will also find a pair of elongated mandibles. The first pair of limbs end in sharp claws and include venom glands.

Why am I experiencing a centipede infestation?

These pests will seek moisture and can be found in any damp area, most commonly crawl spaces and basements will provide the best habitats. You will know if you have a centipede infestation by seeing the insect, or finding dead centipedes near door and patio areas.

Centipede Problems

Centipedes can run quickly when they are disturbed. Rarely seen by humans due to their nocturnal activity and speed, they can be hard to identify. When confronted centipedes can bite and their poison can pose a threat to humans, creating a painful and swollen bite area. If you are bitten, you can expect two puncture wounds and immediate, sometimes radiating, pain.

DIY Centipede Control

Self-attempted centipede control can be difficult for untrained homeowners. Centipedes are nocturnal, so during the day while you hunt for them, they are deep inside your home hiding and sleeping. If you do find the centipede and attempt to trap/catch it, you will face the risk of getting bitten.

Why Critter Control?

Critter Control of Albuquerque can effectively remove the centipede pest and leave your home insect free. Critter Control of Albuquerque will assess the problem and create the solution that will best fit your overall need, keeping your home and family in mind.

Call us for insect pest control services today: 505.750.1970

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