What delightful (sarcasm) creature has anywhere from 20 to 300 legs, a painful bite and an impossible name? The centipede! The word centipede literally means 100 feet, which is quite humorous since centipedes only have pairs of legs in odd numbers (like 13 or 17) so they cannot have exactly 100 legs. Centipedes are generally nocturnal creatures, and they have been around since prehistoric times. So before you step on that centipede that’s invaded your personal space, make sure to ask him if his great6 grandfather ever bummed around with dinosaurs. Then, of course, you can squish it. There are a variety of different species of centipede, with varying amounts of legs, coloring, and body styles. Most centipedes have a certain number of body segments that each have a pair of legs attached. Thus, the longer a centipede is, generally the more legs it has. Here is what a centipede looks like:
Centipedes have a round flat head, with two antennae and two jaw like mandibles. These mandibles allow centipedes to bite and poison their prey, which are generally other bugs. After the body segments and legs, the last body segment usually has a pair of legs that are a bit bigger than the other legs, and sometimes stick out from behind the centipede, instead of to the sides.
Centipedes can live in a variety of different places – from the desert to the forest – However, the habitat you don’t want them in is your home.
WHY ARE CENTIPEDES PESTS?
Centipedes are frightening to a lot of individuals who dislike the way they move (hundreds of legs moving all at once? Seems fairly unnerving to us here at Landmark Home Warranty.) but they can also be harmful to humans. A bite be extremely painful, and can cause swelling and fever and can put some individuals into anaphylactic shock. Luckily, bites are normally never fatal, but people don’t enjoy putting up with an army of tiny creatures that have the ability to bite you and crawl all over you with hundreds of tiny legs.
HOW CAN I GET RID OF A CENTIPEDE INFESTATION?
If you live in home in Arizona, Texas or Nevada, you can get rid of a centipede infestation by getting a home warranty. Thus, you should get an Arizona home warranty, Texas home warranty or Nevada home warranty. If you get the right home warranty plan with the best home warranty company, pest control is covered in the home warranty coverage. All you have to do is call your home warranty company, explain that you have a problem with centipedes in your home, and then your home warranty company can send out a trusted and bonded pest control contractor to get rid of the infestation. All you will have to pay, if you have a Landmark Home Warranty, is a flat rate fee of $60. Compared to the $500 you would normally have to pay for a pest control treatment, that is an excellent deal!
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