How to Exterminate House Centipedes! 3 Ways to Do It!

Published: 04th May 2011
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Boric Acid - Boric acid has been used for generations to get rid of all kinds of insects. It has been known to kill ants, cockroaches, silverfish, termites and house centipedes. The exterminator will destroy whatever other unknown insect infestation that you might have.

As you can see, you have some very good options available to you. So you shouldn't have an excuse as to why these nasty little things are still in your home. But, this centipede, like all insects are resilient. They will find away in and out of your home. Because in reality, your fight isn't really against them. You're fighting the other insects who they have come to kill!

That's right! Exterminating house centipedes is the last of your worries if you have seen these bugs in your home. They are really not there to bother you. Believe it or not, you have a bigger problem in your home if you have been noticing these little creatures!

What are these things? How many of them are there, and why are they in my house? These are but a sample of the questions that go through a homeowners mind when they see these creepy little bugs. Those things, those nasty, hairy, little, creepy looking things that can climb walls AND ceilings are known as house centipedes. That's right house centipedes. They only come out twice a year and the reason that they come out well...we'll discuss that later. For now, let's talk about some of the best ways to kill them.

There are many ways to kill them. You can just use the old boot and squish them everytime you see one. But these things have a very high reproduction rate! For every 1 house centipede you see, there are at least 150 that you don't see! So you can squish all day long and you still won't make a dent in their population! But there are some other ways to kill them.

You could use boric acid. Boric acid has been used for generations as the insecticide of choice. It's safe for use around us humans and it kills a wide variety of insects including: ants, cockroaches, termites, and bedbugs! You can also use boric acid to dry up wet spots. Those same wet spots that the house centipede likes to hang out in.

Boric acid, unlike other insecticides, has to be prepared. You can't just buy a bottle and then throw it on the floor. The insects won't go near it in it's current form. You have to mix it with sugar and water to make it appealing to them.

You can hire an exterminator. This will probably be your best bet. The exterminator will be able to get rid of your centipede problem, and then some! It might take more than one trip to do it, but if anyone can get it done, it's the exterminator!

My first encounter with the centipedes in my house made me feel very low. I thought I was the only person with centipedes at home. This, as I learned later, was not true. Centipedes are not only confined to the garden but can also invade the house if the house meets certain conditions that favor them.



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