Des Moines House Centipedes

Latest Catch of the Week: House Centipede

May 20, 2016

Our latest catch of the week photo comes to us from a Des Moines area home with an unfamiliar guest. After a phone call from a client who was unsure of what the insect was, our team went out to investigate. The 'unknown pests' happened to be house centipedes. As warm weather continues, house centipede sightings will continue to be on the rise in the Des Moines metro. Find out what you need to know about house centipedes and how to help prevent them from entering and flourishing in your home.

House Centipedes 

This particular species of centipede has a long, flat body that can measure out to be approximately 1-1 ||special189|| inches long. They have 15 segments of arthropods that each feature one set of legs. Their body tends to be yellow-brown in color with three dark stripes that run on top of the body.

Signs of a House Centipede Infestation 

House centipede infestations can be difficult to detect due to the very little direct evidence that they leave behind. You will most likely spot them crawling quickly around kitchens or bathrooms due to the abundance of moisture these spaces provide. 

How to Prevent House Centipedes from Entering Your Home 

The best and most effective way to keep house centipedes out is by sealing cracks and crevices in your home's siding, pipe entrances, vents, structure, etc. And most importantly, if you notice an infestation occurring, calling a pest professional will always be the best plan of attack. 

Leading Des Moines Pest Control Company 

Are house centipedes causing problems around your Des Moines home? Our technicians at Preferred Pest can help! We understand the need to take care of insect infestations effectively and efficiently. Therefore, we provide various service options such as our GroundForce plan that will remove and keep these pests out for good. For more information call us at (515) 415-5550 or schedule an appointment online at your convenience!