Wacky Pest Wednesday: Centipede
Greetings to you on this lovely Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans! We’re here to celebrate Wednesday in our usual fashion, and today we invite you to join us as we cover the centipede!
When it comes to wacky pests, the centipede certainly ranks among the top, as there are just so many things about the critter that may creep you out. For example, these pests can range from 0.1 to 11 inches in length, which in and of itself is pretty absurd. To add to this, the front pair of “legs” on the centipede aren’t legs at all, but rather venomous fangs that it uses to paralyze its prey. Oh, and did we mention the sheer audacious fact that this bug sports anywhere from 15 to 191 PAIRS of legs? With all of that going for them, you may be able to say that the centipede is a pretty “wacky” pest.
So, at the end of the day, should you be worried about centipedes? Sure, they may be nocturnal predators, but the sight of one should not have you running to call the authorities. Indeed, their frontal fangs are pretty scary, but being bitten by one is rarely a death sentence. Now, that does not mean that you should allow these critters to stay in your basement or bathroom should you spot one—they are still a pest, and their mere presence in your home indicates that there may be another pest infestation close by. Therefore, if you spot one, feel free to pick up the phone and give us a call—we’ll be there in no time to help out.
For more pieces on some of nature’s most wacky pests, be sure to check back to our blog every Wednesday!