4 Remedies to Quickly Get Rid of House Centipedes

Try these four remedies to quickly get rid of horrible centipede infestations in the house.

How to Get Rid of Centipedes

1. Use Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth
This natural white powder can be used to kill a wide variety of household pests such as centipedes and millipedes. Buy some food-grade diatomaceous earth and sprinkle a thin layer on areas where centipedes are likely to frequent.

Centipedes are more likely to be found in damp areas such as bathrooms, closets, and cellars. Make sure, however, that the powder is only sprinkled on dry areas.

House Centipede Killer Spray

2. Eliminate their Food Source
Most centipedes are carnivorous. Like spiders, centipedes are attracted to homes that are crawling with preys including moths, bed bugs, silverfish bugs, and cockroaches. If you get rid of their food source then they will naturally go away.

Centipede Insect Catcher

3. Use a Dehumidifier
House centipedes thrive in humid conditions. Get hold of a dehumidifier and start using it regularly in damp areas of your home. Make sure you also turn on the exhaust fan in the bathroom to get rid of excess moisture.

Reducing the indoor humidity may also reduce the presence of other common household pests like roaches and ants, as they also seek a source of water during the dry weather season.

4. Use an Insect Catcher
Some centipedes like to hang on the ceiling. If you are scared by the thought of centipedes falling on top of you then you could try using an insect catcher to get them off the ceiling.

While they may be scary to look at, centipedes aren’t necessarily bad pests because, as we mentioned earlier, they help you control other household pests like bed bugs.

Centipede Traps