Most people who find a Centipede in their home or yard wonder, “Are Centipedes poisonous?”….The answer is Yes.
Centipedes have poisonous jaws and inject venom with them. Large centipedes, like the one pictured above, can break through human skin. Centipede bites are like a bee sting and cause pain and swelling. The bigger the Centipede, the bigger the bite.
- Centipedes are easily controlled with Responsible Pest Control’s monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly Pest Control Services.
- Centipedes seek moist areas, so eliminating (as much as possible) areas with high moisture around your home will help in controlling them. You can do this by removing thick mulch and ground covering around your home.
- Being bitten by a centipede is painful and may swell, but is not lethal. Centipede bites are comparable to bee stings. Allergic reactions can make bites worse.
- Centipedes are usually found in landscaping areas high in moisture, but will enter homes feeding on flies & spiders, etc.
- Centipedes are carnivorous and get some of their moisture needs from their prey.
Centipedes in Arizona
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