• Centipedes vary greatly in size from 1/8" to 6".
  • Often called the "hundred legger" because of their many pairs of legs.
  • One pair of legs per body segment.
  • They have a claw like poison jaw behind the head.


  • Common Centipedes are an occasional invader.
  • They live outdoors and find their way in through foundation cracks, pipe openings and around windows and doors.
  • Exterior perimeter treatments will help control common centipedes.
  • Interior treatments in garages and basements will help control those that may enter the structure.
  • Exclusion is important with centipede control.