Asked on Jul 18, 2019

How do you get rid of those thousand leg bugs?



5 answers
  • Em
    on Jul 18, 2019

    The house centipede forages at night for small insects and their larvae, and for spiders. From an entomological point of view, they are thus beneficial. Although this centipede can bite, its jaws are quite weak. There usually is not more than a slight swelling if a bite occurs. Most people, however, usually take a different point of view and insist that they be eliminated.

    House Centipede control is a relatively simple operation if conducted with thoroughness. Residual treatments of Demand or Demon WP applied to cracks, crevices and other hiding places will give good control both indoors and outdoors. Dust formulations of BorActin or Drione are very useful for treating wall voids and crawl spaces. Non-residual or contact sprays of CB80 or Invader will also give rapid control when used indoors. When treating outdoors it is necessary to treat thoroughly around the foundation and to treat the mulch in flower and shrub beds. Demon WP or Talstar is effective.

  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Jul 18, 2019

    Yes boric Acid or food Grade diatomaceous earth works.

  • Cindy
    on Jul 20, 2019

    Hi Marianne. In a shallow dish mix a quarter-cup of Soy Sauce and three quarter-cup of Oil. Place this dish near where you have seen these bugs. They will find it on their own.

  • Betsy
    on Jul 23, 2019

    Hello Marianne: I think you're talking about centipedes. Here are some sites that may help:

    Look at them like tiny pets:) I know, they're fast and creepy, but if you had someone a thousand times your size chasing you, would you stick around???

    Check these sites and you'll see why:

    Good luck

  • Marianne
    on Jul 29, 2019

    thank you, have a great day

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