Why You Might Have a Centipede Problem
It might seem funny to be reading an article about centipedes unless you’re writing a report about them. However, on the other hand, if you’re experiencing a problem with centipedes and can’t figure out why, you might be looking at this article because you want to find a solution to your problem.
There is a really simple solution for your problem and that is to contact a qualified NYC exterminator from Westchester County Pest Control in New York. However, before you take this step, let us tell you a little bit about them. Often times, centipedes and millipedes are thought to be one in the same; they are not. They have differences in diets and habits. However, both have segmented bodies and breathe through spiracles.
Diet & Habits of Centipedes
Centipedes hide in the dark during the winter months and their eggs are placed in dam soil during the warmer months of the year. Once they become an adult, they develop a set of legs, along with extra segments.
They are able to live for a couple of years, some species even up to six years. Although you might notice them from time to time, chances are this is usually during the evening hours. They get in through cracks and holes around your home’s foundation. You will typically see a large concentration of them in your bathrooms, basements and closets.
They are able to find their prey by using their antennae’s. Their antennae’s are difficult to notice because they covered by dense hair. Once they inject venom into their prey, they become immobilized. Since most species of centipedes are carnivorous, they usually choose soft-bodied insects to eat.
You don’t generally detect a centipede infestation until you see far too many of them in such a short span of time.
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