Get Rid of Centipedes Today!
Seeing a centipede dart across the wall or floor is both simultaneously disgusting and terrifying. What’s even more terrifying is seeing more than one in your home. With Rainbow Pest Expert’s one-time Spring Insect Service, one-time Fall Insect Service or with one of our Pest Prevention Plans, you’ll be sure to be protected from these multi-legged creatures at all times of the year. Schedule your service with one of our experts today!
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What Can You Expect With Our Centipedes Service?
You may be wondering why you need an expert to get rid of your centipede problem when you can do-it-yourself. Even the bravest amongst us can easily be cowed by a centipede and its unpredictable lightening quick reflexes. Attempting to do-it-yourself can quickly become a daunting task, despite consulting various online guides and resources. So what sets Rainbow Pest Experts apart from do-it-yourself attempts and other pest control companies you may ask? With our services:
- A thorough inspection of your home is conducted to identify the source of infestation by our highly trained and experienced staff.
- Our experts will identify possible barriers that will prevent the success of control.
- A detailed control and prevention plan is created and tailored to your goals and your home’s needs.
- Our experts only use an EPA approved, professional grade microencapsulated insecticide product designed to withstand a variety of weather elements such as wind, rain & cold. Once dry (about 45 minutes) the product is safe to the touch. It will not stain or damage your siding, paint or foliage.
- We offer an optional Foundation Sealing Service to minimize the number of centipedes from enter into your home. The added benefit of this service is that it helps seal out other common insects as well.
- We work with you to implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach combining education, cultural practices such as sanitation, altering the targeted pest’s habitat and chemical applications when necessary to achieve lasting results.
Are Centipedes Harmful?
Centipedes commonly found in Minnesota are not dangerous to humans or pets and generally harmless. They feed on other insects, including common household pests. Centipedes can naturally be found in moist areas with decaying leaf litter or other organic materials around the foundations of the home. When in the home, centipedes can be found in parts of the home with moist and dark environments, such as bathrooms and basements. They don’t bite humans unless pressed or squeezed. However, in the case that a bite does occur, temporary pain and localized swelling should be expected.
Can I Get Rid Of Centipedes Myself?
Attempting to get rid of centipedes is a terrifying thought in of itself. Getting rid of them can be difficult as they can enter into your home through holes and openings around the foundation of your home, windows and doors. In the spring, centipedes move into your home due to excessive rainfall or ground moisture forces them to seek drier shelter. However in the fall, centipedes will come into your home seeking warm as they look for a protected area to over winter. As with all do-it-yourself project there are always draw backs, some more significant than others. They are often time consuming, ineffective, and potentially expensive. There is also the added concern of mishandling or misapplication when insecticides are involved, which can have negative repercussions such as putting the health of not only you but also the health of your family in danger.
However, with Rainbow Pest Experts, our experts can easily take care of these common concerns. Our experts:
- Use a professional high grade product that not only takes care of your current infestation, but also prevents future infestations.
- Have extensive experience, as they know where to look for possible entrances and how to do it correctly, saving you time and money.
- Provide you with excellent service from the moment you pick up the phone to the moment your service is completed.
Additional Centipedes Facts
- They always have odd numbering pairs of legs
- Centipedes can regenerate any lost legs
- Over 8000 species in the world, house centipede the most common in Minnesota