Centipedes, whose name means 100-footed, do not actually have 100 legs. They are flat bodies, with wide legs. If you have seen round bodied, worm-like creatures they may be millipedes. However you still do not want them in your home. You may have seen one of them slithering across your floor in Pittsburgh, or maybe you’ve even stepped on one. Centipedes are fairly harmless, but their presence likely indicates the presence of smaller, harmful pests. Here at Fox Pest Control, we want to help you get rid of centipedes; we want you and your family to feel comfortable and safe in your home.
You might already know if you have a centipede infestation; but here are a couple of the most common signs centipede exterminators in Pittsburgh 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 (724) 384-7071 for a free Pittsburgh 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!
Fox Pest Control is the most effective and efficient way to make sure centipedes are permanently evicted from your home in Pittsburgh. 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 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 us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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