There’s no doubt about it: centipedes are some of the creepiest insects out there. With their endless sets of legs and fast, darting movements, they can make even the bravest of people feel squeamish. For those who are less comfortable around bugs, a centipede infestation in your home can be seriously frightening. Although these pests are not a danger to you or your home — and in fact they can be beneficial by preying on other unwanted bugs — you still might not want them sharing the same space as you. If you have one or more centipedes living in your home, what can be done? Here are some of the best solutions for Idaho centipede pest control.
Option 1: Capture
The first solution is to simply remove the centipedes from your house. This option works best if you have only one bug, or an otherwise small population. To do this, locate the insect and contain it by covering it with a jar, cup or bowl. Then slide a piece of paper under the container’s opening, flip the object right side up, and take the centipede outside where you can let it go a safe distance away from your home. Keep in mind, though, that centipedes can move very quickly, so it can sometimes be difficult to catch them. Also, when capturing a centipede, be sure not to touch it. Though not dangerous, centipedes can and do bite if startled and you might be left with a painful bite.
Option 2: Sticky Paper
The next best option is to trap and kill the centipede using sticky paper. This is a great option for those people who are the most squeamish and want to take a more hands-off approach. All you need to do for this method is purchase sticky paper and place it in your home where you’ve seen the centipedes. If it is effective, the centipedes will walk across it and get stuck, allowing you easy removal. One thing to note is that the trapping method will not work for large infestations, and poor sticky paper placement can reduce effectiveness.
Option 3: Insecticides
The final option for removing centipedes in your home is to use insecticides. There are many different brands that can be used, such as LambdaStar UltraCap, Cyper WSP, Invader HPX, and D-Fense Dust. Some important things to consider when using insecticides is what kind you’re looking for (aerosol, dust, or spray), if you need to apply it to hard-to-reach areas, if there be visible residues, and if it will be toxic to pets.
When used correctly, insecticides are the most successful option for Idaho centipede pest control. However, most people shy away from them because they don’t know how to use them or they’re afraid of making mistakes with heavy chemicals such as these. If you struggle with these or other concerns involving your Idaho centipede pest control, we advise you to contact a local pest control company to help you make the decision of whether insecticides should be used. Here at Get Lost Pest Control, we can help you with your centipede problem and our quick, friendly service will take care of all of your concerns. Call us today to see how we can help.