House Centipede Control is difficult and there are three major myths floating around about them. But knowing the truth about these myths is meaningful to finally ridding yourself of these scary, disgusting little guys! The three biggest myths are
An exterminator will take care of the problem. This is not true, and exterminator can give you a permanent solution at best. Those chemicals that they are spraying are not long-lasting they ultimately get washed away and then the centipedes come right back. In fact they can make the problem worse by eliminating the bugs that the centipedes typically compete with for food, like spiders.
Boric Acid will get rid of your centipedes. Again this in not true. It’s a similar affect to the exterminator. And while, thankfully, boric acid isn’t nearly as toxic as the chemical the exterminator is using, it nevertheless washes away with time and loses its affect.
Killing all the ones you see will work. Unfortunately this is not true. Centipedes each lay on average about 60-120 eggs. And centipedes can complete their life cycle from within your home. This average that already if you kill a mature centipede, in a little while those eggs will hatch and you are back to square one.
So now that you know what doesn’t work, let’s go over what does work. In order to get rid of those centipedes you need to have a step by step plan to eliminate the reasons they are in your home to begin with.