What Does A Baby House Centipede Look Like?

October 17, 2018

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What Does a Baby House Centipede Look Like?

Adult house centipedes are immediately recognizable due to their 30 long legs and quick movements across the floor. Baby centipedes look like smaller adults and hatch with four sets of legs. As the baby centipedes mature, they molt six times. Each time they do, they grow one or two new pairs of legs until they reach 15 total.

Baby House Centipede Problems

A female can live for years and produce up to 150 baby centipedes in her lifetime. Due to the pests’ hidden habitats, newly hatched centipede larvae sightings are rare. It is more common to see baby house centipedes that have matured and are able to cross paths with humans.

These arthropods are unsettling, but they pose little threat to people. They occur mainly outdoors but can occasionally get inside, as well. Still, if homeowner’s regularly see adults or centipede offspring, it may indicate a more serious insect, moisture, or structural crack problem.

House centipedes are carnivorous – feeding on smaller insects, including cockroaches and spiders, so an infestation of other insects can attract house centipedes into homes.

Baby Centipede Removal

Centipedes may be a sign of a larger pest problem. Residents who have an infestation should call the experts at Orkin Canada. They have the knowledge and experience to remove adult and baby house centipedes from any home.

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