Are you sick and tired of seeing those freaky, disgusting, long-legged little monsters scurrying up the walls in your bathroom, your kitchen, or .. even worse.. your bedroom?
Squishing them might make you feel like you're making a difference, but it just doesn't solve the problem. They'll keep coming back again and again and again, especially after periods of damp weather.
Take the next 5 minutes to read over this page and let me show you exact same method I used to get rid of house centipedes once and for all... (and finally get a good night's sleep!)
House centipedes are probably the most disgusting, terrifying pests you can find in your home. The look like they stepped right out of hell and into your living room.
Personally I think they're much scarier than spiders because of their revolting "hairy" appearance and the break-neck speeds at which they run across the room. In my house we called them "hairy scarys".
My first encounter occurred in the spring of 2008. My husband and I moved from Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Ontario (in Canada.) We moved into an apartment and for the first time in my life I discovered the existence of these god-awful little monsters.
I couldn't sleep. I wasn't comforted with the knowledge that these things are actually fairly common on the east coast (nobody has them on the west coast.)
My tolerance for these stupid bugs was short-lived -- I was not ok with having centipedes in the house.
My first house centipede control "method" was getting my husband to squish them! ... BUT, they kept coming back again and again, never really getting the message. No matter how many he squished, I'd keep seeing them every few days.
So I searched online for a solution but there isn't really any helpful information out there. Most of it is pretty vague.
Also, the idea of spreading potentially harmful "extermination chemicals" around my sinks, cupboards, shelves and bathroom just didn't sound too appealing either.
But after researching as much as I could and trying things out for myself, I figured out exactly what had to be done!
After a bunch of frustrating attempts to apply the shabby extermination advice that was available online, I finally figured out a system for how to get rid of house centipedes once and for all. And it's not terribly complicated (but nothing really seems that complicated once you figure it out, right?)
Since figuring it out my old, water damaged apartment has been centipede-free for almost two years!
The solutions I came up with to get rid of house centipedes is efficient, cheap, SAFE for your home, and best of all it can be done in less than a 2-3 hours!
If you want to get rid of house centipedes and keep them out of your home *permanently*, here's what you need to know...
Understanding why you have house centipedes is the key to understanding how to get rid of them. If you have house centipedes in your home, there are some conditions that almost certainly exist. You don't need to *change* these conditions by doing expensive things like renovating, you just need to take certain steps to make the environment in your home unsuitable for them.
Believe it or not you have house centipedes for a reason. No, it's not just a cruel joke from Mother Nature to freak you out and make you scream for your husband!
Usually the reason for repeated house centipede encounters is, unfortunately, that you have other pests in your home.
House centipedes are insectivores - meaning they eat other insects. They are known to eat cockroaches, silverfish, spiders, ants, and termites.
Some people say that because they eat other disgusting bugs in your home that this makes them your "friend"...
I disagree. I think they are horrible monstrosities and they have no business living in the same place as me or my family.
If you've ever tried searching for a solution online, the most common thing you'll hear is that you'll need to fix the water damage in your home in order to get rid of house centipedes and to keep them gone forever.
Well THAT sounds expensive! Some of us don't have the time or money for that kind of solution. (And if you've got landlords, good luck trying to convince them to help you there.)
There is a simple and easy solution to get rid of house centipedes forever. And, NO! You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars fixing the damp conditions in your home!
Let's face simple facts: if you want your house centipede problem to go away, you have to take action.
Hire an extermination company. It will be expensive. Don't believe me? Go pick up your phone book, look up a local extermination company, give them a call and ask them about it. It will cost you hundreds of dollars and they probably won't even guarantee that their methods will be effective on the first try. You will probably have to call them again for a return visit, costing you more and more money. Not a great option.
Use pesticides yourself. Whether ordering online or buying something from a local shop, this option isn't very appealing either especially if you have children or pets. Besides, only the most harmful chemicals are most effective. Diatomaceous earth and boric acid are not terribly effective.
Besides, do you really want to wipe your sink, bathtub, toilet, counters, dishes, bookshelves, pipes, heaters, and carpets with chemicals? No? Well, I don't blame you. It doesn't sound like a healthy, safe solution to me either.
Live with them. Actually, this isn't a solution at all. But I thought I'd mention it because it's amazing how many people will just "give up" on their house centipedes infestation and decide there's nothing they can do about it.
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