Centipedes have a rounded or flattened head, bearing a pair of antennae at the forward margin. They have a pair of elongated mandibles, and two pairs of maxillae. The first pair of maxillae forms the lower lip, and bear short palps. The first pair of limbs stretches forward from the body to cover the remainder of the mouth. These limbs, or maxilliped, end in sharp claws and include venom glands that help the animal to kill or paralyze its prey. Centipedes eat many common soft-bodied pests, but you don’t want them in your home. If you pick them up they will give you an uncomfortable sting.

Treatment: A usual monthly/ bi-monthly service will kill them, and keep others away.

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