Are Centipedes Dangerous to Humans?

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How much do centipedes threaten the safety of your home and loved ones? Many common insects are no threat at all, and some are just a nuisance. Here are some facts about this leggy pest: 

  • Centipedes don’t bite; they pinch when provoked, and yes, they are venomous.
  • Centipedes do not nest; they move around every day.
  • You will most likely come across one moving a box or find it trapped in a sink or tub.
  • Though their venom isn’t like that of the black widow or the brown recluse spider, it does cause a reaction for some. 

Symptoms of a centipede pinch may include:

  • Pain, redness, and swelling and on rare occasions cause Lymph node swelling and numbness in the area of the pinch. 
  • Some people may have an allergic reaction to venom causing more severe issues such as throat swelling, difficulty breathing, and a racing heartbeat. 

On the other hand, this bug eats theses other bugs: silverfish, cockroaches, spiders, and crickets.

 Dr. Death Pest control wants to help you get rid of centipedes, and all of these other pests. Get started by calling today.


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