What kind of animal is this? It’s so ugly! A house centipede, they often look like worms with hundred-leggers but don’t let their appearance fool you. I bet somebody told you that these critters are scary because there pretty much just wait around in dark crevices and then run off when something moves nearby which seems reasonable enough given how fast I’m able to move away from any potential encounter myself without even really feeling threatened at all by its presence – unless someone points out my location via flashlight during nighttime hours while camping outdoors…
Their name is Misleading
In principle, the centipede has just one pair of legs. However in reality there can be from 15-177 pairs! The longer last set on a female are more than twice as long as its body size would suggest for such an insectivore creature that moves quickly through dirt looking for food – mostly other bugs though some small creatures will do too if they’re lucky enough to run into them first. The name “centiped” literally means “100” but this pest also goes by another moniker:ilionargids (which sounds even cooler!). Their lengthy extensions make up nearly all four inches when fully grown at around 14″.
Centipedes are night owls.
They’re often found in dark, damp areas of your home. They can live under floor boards or inside furniture and love to feed on Schefflera plants during the day when you’re not looking! The centipede becomes most active at night so it’ll be ready for a snack dish prepared by its invertebrate prey–skinny house guests included .
Centipedes are not dangerous.
Centipedes are often perceived as dangerous pests. While they do have poisonous jaws that can easily puncture human skin, the power-fullness isn’t enough for anyone to actually feel it on their body! However – when a centipede bites in self-defense or accidentally succeeds by accident, then there might be some mild pain and swelling caused from being injected with venomous chemicals found inside its mouth parts..
They are carnivores.
House centipedes are among the most common household pests, feeding on a variety of small prey including spiders and flies. Though they don’t have eyes themselves (in fact some species even lack an antenna), these invertebrates detection skills rely heavily upon their six legs which can detect movement up to 60 feet away!
Centipedes have a long lifespan.
Glasshouse centipedes can live for more than a year, while other species have been know to live as long at 5-6 years. This lifespan is considered long among arthropods and gives these creatures an advantage in that they’re able withstand harsh conditions better than most organisms on Earth!
You might think that the common house centipede has a short lifespan, but it can live for more than a year and these creatures have been know to reach 5-6 years in age. Arthropods are typically very long lived when compared with other animal species!
Hopefully now you have a better understanding about Centipedes. Here at Spire Pest of Richmond, we know that many pests have their place in the Eco system. It is our job to keep them where they belong and not invading your home. Give us a call if you are having issues with pests and we can help (804)396-2704.