Centipedes are easy to identify by their elongated wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments. Many confuse centipedes with millipedes, but centipedes have longer legs and antennae.
The front legs of centipedes are fang-like structures, which are used to kill or stun insects and spiders for food. While they have the ability to bite, their sting is not sufficiently toxic to be lethal to humans or small children, even in the largest species. Those with known insect allergies may experience more severe symptoms. Generally, they are not aggressive and run swiftly when disturbed.
Centipedes can be beneficial. They attack cockroaches and other house pests, but an infestation can be a nuisance. Centipedes are drawn to moisture and the following tips can prevent and treat centipede infestations:
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The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed.
Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.
Cockroaches are typically dark brown in color and as long as 1½-inches in length.
Oh that unmistakable sound... a cricket is hiding somewhere!
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
Grasshoppers are known for their long hind legs which they use to make a chirping sound.
June bugs get their name from the time of year they emerge from the ground. They are blackish or reddish brown in color.
The ladybug is also known as 'ladybird' or 'lady beetle' and is typically 7 millimeters in size.
Moths are known for their distinctive pair of wings, which are drab in color and typically resemble earth tones like brown, white, gray or black.