Centipedes

May 12, 2017

AKA ” Hundred-Leggers”

General Info:  They can have anywhere from 15 to 177 pairs of legs. Most are nocturnal. They prey primarily on flies, spiders, and sometimes plant tissue. The venom in their bites is rarely dangerous to humans.

Length:   1/8″ – 6″

Region Found:   Througout the United States

Residential Location:   They are most commonly found in damp basements, mulch/flower-beds, crawlspaces, bathrooms or potted plants.

Random/Interesting Fact:  Centipedes always have an odd number of legs.

Identification:  They are yellowish to dark brown, sometimes with stripes. Centipedes are known for moving fast.

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