Pest control companies should be changing treatments based on the time of year. Expert Pest Solutions offers a quarterly pest control service plan. We come out during each season; spring, summer, winter, and fall. Each season has different challenges with pests and our goal is to control the current issues and prevent any future issues. Fall is now here, with temperatures dropping outside. The cracks and crevices in and around your home are open doorways to warmer areas for pests. One in particular is the house centipede. The house centipede is a common pest in many parts of the United States, including Springfield, MO. Centipede control can become a big issue in the Fall when it gets cold.
Quick Review on Centipedes
Centipedes develop by gradual metamorphosis, so the immature ones have a similar appearance to adults but are much smaller. They are observed running across floors, trapped in bathtubs, sinks, and lavatories. The house centipede consumes other small insects and even spiders. The house centipede prefers to live in damp areas, such as cellars, closets, bathrooms, and areas under the house. Eggs are laid in these same damp places, as well as behind baseboards or beneath bark on firewood.
Centipede Control and Prevention
Some believe that centipedes should be considered beneficial, as they combat other pests inside the home. However, most homeowners take a different point of view and insist that centipedes, along with all other pests, be eliminated. To prevent these house unwanted centipedes from taking up permanent residence in your home, it is important to dehumidify basements and other damp areas, keeping moisture content of the air below 55% relative humidity.
We offer different types of centipede control services in the following areas:
and the surrounding communities.