Colour: brown to greyish-yellow
Centipedes prefer warm, tropical, humid spaces. For survival in cooler climates or during winter, you are more likely to find them in your home.
Their eyes are very sensitive to light, so more than likely they will find a place to hide during the day. Their preferred habitat is in basements, bathrooms and other areas that get wet and humid.
Centipede Life Cycle
Centipede reproduction does not involve copulation. Males deposit a spermatophore for the female to take up. In one clade. In temperate areas, egg laying occurs in spring and summer.
The female lay their eggs in holes in the soil, and the female fills the holes with soil and leaves them. The number of eggs laid ranges from about 10 to 50. Hatching will occur from one to a few months. The time of development to their reproductive period is highly variable within and among species. For example, it can take up to 3 years to become reproductive and the centipede is between 5-6 years. Some species can live up to 10 years.
Remove any household pests that they feed upon. Use a dehumidifier. Install a better bathroom fan for showers. Seal any cracks or crevices to keep them from entering the home or laying eggs while they’re in there. Clear the perimeter around your home of leaves and other damp debris.
Centipedes Service Prep Guide
There are many things that should be done to prepare for a centipede treatment. For the full list of ways to make your centipede treatment successful, view our Centipede Service Preparation Guide.
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