House Centipedes

Latin Name:  Scutigera coleoptrata

The house centipede is commonly found throughout North America, Europe, and Asia in temperate climates. However, it also prospers in more humid climates such as those that can be found in the Southern region of the United States, such as North Carolina and South Carolina. When a house centipede are inside your home, they usually prefer bathrooms and basements. They are brown or black with a flattened body, and they can be 1-6 centimeters long. They run quickly and are venomous, but they do not present a serious threat to humans. If bitten, you may end up with a small red bump, but most people do not have a reaction more severe than this. However, due to the fact that these pests thrive in humid climates, an exterminator might be necessary as house centipedes tend to multiply quickly.

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