What Pest Control Pros Will Tell You About Millipedes and Centipedes in Your Home

In certain parts of the country, including the American south, pest control pros are called to many homes to eradicate centipedes or millipedes. Although these pests rarely cause problems for humans, people tend to get pretty freaked out when they spot one in their house. Maybe it’s their length, the centipede’s speedy gait, or all those legs working in tandem, but centipedes and millipedes are some of the most unwelcome creepy-crawlies that pest control professionals deal with. Here are some things that your pest control pros want you to know about millipedes and centipedes in your home. Eek! What Is That Creepy Crawly? To determine whether you have centipedes or millipedes on your hands, simply count the sets of legs per body segment. Centipedes have one set of legs per segment, and millipedes have two. If it moves quickly, it’s probably a centipede. If it tends to coil itself up, it’s probably a millipede. Just in case you are curious, centipedes and millipedes are not inse
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