Centipede Control in PA and NJ
What is a Centipede?
Centipedes in the New Jersey area are generally between 2-3 inches long and are yellowish to dark brown in color, often with dark markings. They have segmented bodies with one pair of legs per segment and are very quick - they will occasionally stop suddenly before darting off again. Centipedes like to live in moist environments like damp basements, and they are mostly active at night.
Why do I have them?
Centipedes like moist environments and may enter structures to seek moisture. They also eat insects and spiders, so if there is an infestation of another pest, centipedes may follow.
Why should I be concerned with Centipedes?
Centipedes are capable of biting humans, but it is not common for them to do so. Also, their bite is generally no worse than a bee sting. If you are seeing them in great numbers it may be an indication of another type of pest problem since centipedes eat insects and spiders.
How do I get rid of Centipedes?
Centipedes can be controlled by sealing entry points like cracks in the foundation, reducing moisture within the home, and with chemical applications on the exterior of the structure and in cracks and crevices within the home.
What service options are available?
Cooper′s centipede service is made up of an exterior treatment and additional pesticide applications indoors where appropriate. Centipedes are can be treated as a one-time service, and they are also covered under the Home Intensive quarterly maintenance plan.
How can I prevent Centipedes in the future?
You may reduce the number of centipedes in your home by making sure that there is as little moisture around your home as possible since it creates a good environment for centipedes. Also, make sure that as many that you seal as many cracks and crevices on the exterior of you home as you can and fill gaps around doors and basement windows.
How soon can you get here?
At Cooper Pest Solutions, our goal is to provide fast, convenient service, with the peace of mind that you are in good hands. We understand that pest problems can be stressful and overwhelming, so we strive to have one of our representatives meet with you the same day or very next day.
Is the treatment environmentally friendly?
There are many eco-friendly options available for centipede control. In addition, all products used by Cooper Pest Solutions are EPA registered for pest control use. Our highly trained pest control professionals will follow all appropriate label requirements in an effort to keep pets and humans safe.