Helping You Get a Leg-Up in the Fight Against Leggy Critters
Some people do not realize that centipedes and millipedes exist outside of nature documentaries and cartoons. Though they are often considered exotic, the truth is that centipedes and millipedes are all too common in our area and, if left untreated, can infest your home with ease. These pests can cause property damage and bite or sting, causing discomfort and potential health hazards.
If you’re struggling with a centipede or millipede infestation, don’t hesitate to reach out to the pros at Pest and Termite Consultants. We offer centipede and millipede pest control services in Raleigh that provide practical and eco-friendly solutions to these infestations. Our experienced technicians use the latest techniques and products to eliminate centipedes and millipedes and prevent future infestations safely. With over 25 years of experience, you can be sure that we will get the job done right in no time.
If you are dealing with an infestation of centipedes or millipedes, call us at (919) 246-8831.
Our Process for Eliminating Centipede & Millipede Infestations
Like all of the pest control services we provide, our method for snuffing out centipede and millipede infestations is methodical, safe, and relentless.
Our process for exterminating centipede and millipede infestations typically involves the following steps:
- Inspection: A technician will inspect the infested area to determine the problem’s extent and identify the potential pests’ hiding spots.
- Identification: The technician will identify the species of centipede or millipede present, as this can impact the extermination process.
- Planning: Each of our pest control services is tailored to the needs of your home. We will write a treatment plan, provide a quote, and begin our treatment process.
- Treatment: The technician will use eco-friendly pest control solutions to eliminate the pests and prevent future infestations. These treatments may include insecticides, dusts, baits, or sticky traps.
- Prevention: The technician will also recommend measures to prevent future infestations, such as sealing up entry points, removing sources of moisture, and properly storing outdoor items.
- Follow-up: The technician will schedule a follow-up visit to ensure the treatment is effective and address any remaining issues.
Depending on the extent of the infestation, the species of pest we are dealing with, and your home, the methods we will use can vary; however, we guarantee that each of these methods is safe, affordable, and effective.
The Treatments We Use
We employ a variety of treatment options when dealing with infestations. Depending on the specifics of your infestation, we may use more than one to eliminate the problem. Regardless of what we use, you can be sure it will be safe and effective.
Take a look at this list of some of the products we use to combat centipede and millipede infestations:
- Liquid Barrier Products: Liquid barrier products are great for centipede and millipede infestations. Liquid barrier treatments create an invisible barrier around the perimeter of a home that repels or kills pests when they come into contact with it. This treatment can be particularly effective against centipedes and millipedes, as these pests are known to enter homes through gaps and cracks in the foundation.
- Foam Treatments: Foam treatments can be effective against centipedes and millipedes. Foam insecticides expand and fill hard-to-reach areas, making them well-suited to control these pests. Foam treatments can be applied directly to cracks and crevices, around pipes and other openings, and other places where these pests are likely to hide.
- Liquid Non-Repellants: Liquid non-repellants are great for centipede and millipede infestations. Non-repellent insecticides kill pests when they come into contact with a treated surface. Liquid non-repellent insecticides are applied directly to cracks, crevices, and other areas where centipedes and millipedes are likely to hide.
- Bait Stations: Bait stations are commonly used to control centipede infestations. Bait stations attract the centipedes to feed on bait containing an insecticide. The insecticide in the bait is slow-acting, allowing the centipedes to return to their nesting sites and contaminate other centipedes before dying. This causes a chain reaction, reducing the population of centipedes in the area and eventually eliminating the infestation. Bait stations are typically placed near the infested areas and are designed to be tamper-resistant to protect non-target species, such as pets and children. Bait stations can effectively eliminate centipedes, especially in situations where traditional sprays and dusts are not practical or effective.
Our team will know precisely what treatment will work best for your issue and will apply it safely. We have been fighting these leggy bugs for over 25 years and know exactly how to give them the boot.
If you need centipede and millipede control services in Raleigh, look no further than our team at Pest and Termite Consultants. Our team has the experience necessary to snuff out centipede and millipede infestations affordably, efficiently, and professionally. When the guys with the blue trucks have your back, you know you are in good hands.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a centipede or millipede infestation begin?
Centipedes and millipedes can enter a home through cracks and crevices, gaps around doors and windows, pipes, and other openings. People also accidentally carry them inside on firewood, potted plants, or other outdoor items. These pests are attracted to moist and dark environments and often seek refuge in homes when outdoor conditions become too dry or hot. To prevent a centipede or millipede infestation, it’s essential to seal up any potential entry points and remove sources of moisture and humidity from your home.
What are centipedes and millipedes attracted to?
Centipedes and millipedes typically infest homes with many places for them to hide, especially if those spaces are warm, humid, or moist. Be sure to clean up all food messes thoroughly, as these pests are also attracted to food.
Are centipedes and millipedes dangerous?
Though their appearance may be off-putting, centipedes and millipedes are not especially dangerous. Centipedes have sharp claws and can bite, which can be painful but are not typically dangerous to humans. Millipedes do not bite or sting and are not harmful to humans; however, they may secrete a defensive fluid that can cause skin irritation in some people.
Do centipedes and millipedes carry disease?
Centipedes and millipedes do not carry disease that is harmful to humans. However, washing your hands thoroughly after handling them is always best, as they may carry bacteria or other pathogens that can cause illness.
In rare cases, some species of millipedes have been known to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some people. If you experience any unusual symptoms after handling centipedes or millipedes, it’s a good idea to see a doctor for a medical evaluation.
Do centipedes and millipedes reproduce quickly?
Centipedes have a slower reproduction rate than millipedes, as centipedes only lay a few eggs at a time. Millipedes, however, tend to lay several hundred eggs at a time, meaning they can reproduce and spread quickly.
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