There is absolutely nothing cute or endearing about house centipedes. In fact, I can’t already think of one single redeeming quality these creepy little things possess. Learning how to get rid of centipedes was something I did without reservation or hesitation. Here are the basics of what I did to get rid of centipede infestation once and for all.
Now, before I proceed, I know that some individuals out there may truly try to sell you on the idea that centipedes are your friends, based on their consumption of other creepy crawlies such as roaches, spiders, and larva. My take on the subject is I would rather have NONE of the above in my home. In fact, I’ve come up with the analogy that I wouldn’t let a mass murderer live in my home so that he could protect me and my family from burglars. It just doesn’t make sense.
How NOT To Get Rid of Centipedes:
So with that in mind, let’s put our focus back on how to get rid of centipedes. And to understand the most efficient, effective, and shared-sense method of doing this, let’s quickly go over what NOT to do.
Extermination, fumigation bombs, and bug sprays are truly not a good option at all. There are a few reasons for this, the most important of which is the health risk involved. Poison is poison is poison. It’s no good for anyone, including you, your kids, your pets, and anyone else who may go into your home.
In addition, it’s expensive. It can end up costing you hundreds of dollars. Then, when the centipedes come back, you’ve gotta shell that money out all over again. This is a cycle that could quite feasibly go on indefinitely.
The bottom line is that killing centipedes is really only a quick fix, and until you can cure the situation that started your house centipede woes in the first place, there is a very strong likelihood that you haven’t seen the last of those wicked little monsters by a long shot!
So what SHOULD you do? It’s simple, really. Make them fall out of love with your house. In fact, make them absolutely hate it. This and this alone is the only long-lasting way to get these suckers out of your life in quick order, and give them absolutely no reason to want to return… ever!
How to Get Rid of Centipedes – 3 Steps to Get Rid of House Centipedes Quickly and Permanently:
1. Cut off their entrance points. There are a few centipede “hot spots” that you need to learn how to seal up.
2. Cut off their food supply. This is double great for you, because you’ll be getting rid of the other creepy-crawlies, too!
3. Cut off their water supply. Centipedes LOVE water (we all do) and can’t live without it. You need to learn how to dry them out.
This is clearly very basic, in addition it is the true jist of how to eliminate these freaky critters from your life for good. Again, stay away from the sprays, bombs, and pest control people. These are short term solutions at best. Cut centipedes off from easy access, food, and water, and just watch how quickly you can get rid of centipedes starting tonight!