CENTIPEDES

CENTIPEDE FACTS

Centipedes are considered nuisance pests but they do not pose any significant health or property damage threats.

However, some species of centipede have poisonous jaws which inject venom into their prey. They are commonly found at areas with high moisture sources, at rotting logs, under stones, in trash piles of leaves and grass. However, they are able to invade homes in areas where there are high moisture sources (e.g. toilets) or can be found close to potted plants.

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METHOD OF TREATMENT FOR CENTIPEDES

Centipede infestations can be treated or prevented by conducting sanitation activities (reducing areas of moisture in and around houses; removing clutter; sealing possible entry points). It is also possible to prevent infestation by using residual insecticide to create a barrier treatment along the perimeter of premises.

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SIGNS OF CENTIPEDE INFESTATION

Signs of infestation of centipedes:

1) Sighting of centipede pest itself.

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TYPES OF CENTIPEDE

Centipedes (Chilopoda) in Singapore:

  • Scolopendra subspinipes
  • Thereuopoda longicornis

 

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