Centipedes are frequently found around buildings.
- Size: Most species are less than 1 ½ inch long, although one species, Narceus americanus (Beauvois) (Order Spirobolida), in west Texas grows up to 4 inches long.
- Color: Varies. The majority are brownish or orange-brown.
- Legs: 100
- Shape: Centipedes are generally flattened and have a pair of well developed antennae on the head. Some centipedes, such as the house centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata Linnaeus), have long legs and are capable of running rapidly.
- Antenanae: yes
Control / Prevention
Seal cracks in foundation, windows, and doors. Reduce the amount of leaves and mulch near your home.