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Identify the centipede pest species and learn about
the safer and effective centipede control methods.

Centipedes are generally considered nuisance pests, as they do not pose significant health or property threats. However, all house centipedes have poison jaws with which they inject venom into their prey. If handled roughly, some larger species can inflict a painful bite that can break human skin and causes pain and swelling, similar to a bee sting.

The most effective way to get rid of or prevent house centipede infestations is to reduce areas of moisture in and around your home. Remove leaf piles and grass clippings. Store firewood off of the ground. Provide adequate ventilation in crawl spaces, basements, etc.

If you are concerned about centipedes on your property, contact a pest professional. They will be able to inspect your home, confirm the centipede and recommend a course of centipede control to get rid of centipedes.