Centipedes are creepy crawly arthropods who are known for having 100 legs. Centipedes do not really have 100 legs, but can move very quickly and their 15 pairs of legs can easily become blurred. They are carnivores who eat other small insects, and are harmless to humans. On paper, having centipedes in your home doesn’t sound so bad, until you see them. Seeing a centipede scurry away when you turn a light on is enough to cause a sleepless night. Thankfully, you’re not alone. Fox Pest Control and our team of Northern VA exterminators are here to help.
You might already know if you have a centipede infestation; but here are a couple of the most common signs centipede exterminators in Northern VA lookout for:
Centipedes are fast moving, nocturnal animals. It’s rare to see them during the day, making them seem even creepier.
Since house centipedes are the most common type of centipede infestation, you may see one crawling along your floor or up a wall. If you do, you’re going to want to get professional help to get rid of centipedes — and Fox Pest Control knows what you need.
Pets, especially cats, could show alert behavior or agitation when they come across a house centipede.
Think you have a centipede problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (703) 454-8200 for a free Northern VA centipede control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized centipede treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain centipede free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the centipedes don’t come back. If you see any centipede activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
How do you know if you have a centipede problem,
and what do they look like?
Well, centipedes are mostly brown, or orange,
and have legs on every segment of their body.
In fact, the word centipede means 100 legs.
Centipedes enter your home for a few reasons,
but the most common reasons are for food and shelter.
A centipede looks for a warm place to reproduce
and will find it in the dark, damp areas of your home.
Quickly you'll have a problem, because they multiply fast
and can live as long as six years.
To prevent centipedes, it's important to have regularly-scheduled pest control treatments.
This will eliminate other pests like spiders and roaches.
No spiders and no roaches equals no meals for centipedes.
Trying to remove centipedes yourself often results in yucky stains
that will ruin your furniture and carpet.
So when centipedes become a nuisance, don't DIY (Do It Yourself)
Insead, call Fox Pest Control for same-day service.
We'll send a certified, licensed pest pro to your home to do a free inspection and give you a quote.
After your service, we'll give you information on how to prevent centipedes from returning.
And don't worry, because we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee,
which means we fix your centipede problem for good.
Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.
Fox Pest Control is the most effective and efficient way to make sure centipedes are permanently evicted from your home in Northern VA. While there are home solutions that can be used to eradicate centipedes and their food sources — other insects — home remedies often drive the insects deeper into the home rather than exterminating centipedes.
Centipede venom isn’t usually strong enough to seriously harm people or pets. But in general, the larger and more colorful the centipede, the stronger the venom.
These little critters rarely bite people unless threatened. In fact, there are people in some countries who keep centipedes for pets and give them free rein of their house.
Centipedes have a powerful pair of pincers under their heads that they use as needles to inject venom.
With pincers located under their heads, centipedes can bite people if handled improperly.
Although they’re not exactly cuddly, they aren’t usually aggressive toward humans.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Northern VA home or business between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give our Northern VA office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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