It is estimated that there are about 80,000 types of Millipedes and 8,000 types of Centipedes. Around 70 types of Centipede live here in Canada, with the house centipede being perhaps the most widely recognized in the Lower Mainland.
Wrenched Millipedes and Centipedes both have many body sections and numerous legs. Although, the Centipede has a more smoothed body and just one set of legs for every part, while the Millipede’s body is adjusted on top with two sets of legs for each segment. Additionally, the Centipede’s legs are any longer, permitting it to move all the more rapidly. When upset, millipedes will in general curl up, however centipedes quickly run for the nearest dim concealing spot.
Centipedes are a proficient method of controlling other bugs in your home. They like to eat creepy crawlies, cockroaches, silverfish, cover insects, or insects. Millipedes, then again, don’t endure once in the home since it is excessively dry for them.
Reason Behind Centipedes and Millipedes infesting house?
Centipedes do not have the protective waxy skin on their nails and are, therefore, more susceptible to drying out. They look for a damp place like the basement or toilet. In general, they also seek shelter inside when winter temperatures drop. Millipedes also like wet and semi-dark places and seek shelter inside during winter.
Are Centipedes and Millipedes Dangerous?
Centipedes can bite and the pain can be like a wasp sting. Millipedes are rolled into a tight spiral and emit toxic chemicals that can cause Burns. Symptoms include skin irritation, tanning, blistering, and itching or burning on the skin.
Our Approach Towards Removal of Centipedes And Millipedes
If Millipedes and Centipedes are in your house and causing problems in The Lower Mainland, contact the ASM Pest Control Team to learn more about our Pest Control Services as part of our Home Pest Control Service and protect the basement from unwanted pests this summer.