Wisconsin’s Trusted Centipede Pest Control Professionals

Whether you live in Ozaukee County, Milwaukee County, Washing County, or Waukesha County, keeping your home or business free of pests is vital. Advantage Wildlife & Pest Control is dedicated to providing unrivaled millipede and centipede pest control. As the best pest control company in the area, you can trust our skilled pest management professionals to take care of your pest problem quickly and safely. We’re a family business that puts customer service and safety first, and we always strive to help your family. Call us to take advantage of our millipede and centipede pest control services. One of our knowledgeable representatives will be standing by to help.

Signs of Millipede and Centipede in Your House

There’s nothing worse than coming home and seeing a multi-leg pest crawling across your kitchen floor. Taking care of these pests is much easier when you know more about them. Centipedes have elongated, worm-like bodies that vary in color from yellowish to dark. On average, the centipede in your house is roughly half an inch to one inch in length, has up to 15 pairs of legs, and prefers to live in high-humidity environments, like basements, closets, or bathrooms. You’re likely familiar with millipedes if you have a garden. Common millipedes range between half an inch to two inches and are often brown or black but have been known to be red or white. They can have anywhere between 40 to 400 legs. Here are some additional signs you have centipedes and/or millipedes in your home:

Signs of Millipede and Centipede in Your House

  • Millipede – Millipedes shelter under boxes or other storage containers. They can be found in dark or quiet parts of your home or business. You can also identify an infestation through their smell. Millipedes secrete a foul-smelling liquid when crushed or threatened. The liquid they secrete can stain fabrics such as carpets.
  • Centipede – Like millipedes, centipedes can be found in damp, dark, and quiet areas such as basements, closets, or bathrooms. They like to hide in holes in your floor or walls. Unlike millipedes, centipedes will pinch you if they feel threatened. When they pinch, they inject a small amount of their venom through their front legs, which can produce a reaction like a bee sting. They can also lay eggs and reproduce. Once hatched, adolescent centipedes resemble their adult counterparts, though they may look like worms from afar.

The Millipede in tree branch at slinger ,WI
The Centipede in rock at at linger ,WI

How to Get Rid of Millipedes?

If you believe you have a millipede infestation, don’t hesitate to contact our professional pest control team. We’ll perform a full assessment of your home or business by reviewing specific areas known to love to hide. Once we’ve confirmed an infestation, we will begin the treatment. All pest control experts follow the same process of removing millipedes from your home or business. Here is an overview of our millipede pest control process :

  • Step 1: Yard Treatment – We like to start with outdoor treatments since millipedes live in your garden or areas with a lot of vegetation. Our professionals will use a granular insecticide designed to treat multiple common insects. This treatment can last up to three months and requires some water once applied to be activated and pushed into the soil.
  • Step 2: Outside Your Home or Business – Following that, we spray an aerosol insecticide around the windows and doors of your home or business. This insecticide is an excellent barrier to keeping pests away as it has long-lasting effects and eliminates pests for up to 90 days after application.
  • Step 3: Indoor Treatment – Once the outside is protected, we’ll move inside your property and spray around baseboards, garages, basements, closets, under furniture, appliance, plumbing, and anywhere we’ve noticed millipedes.
  • Step 4: Moisture Removal – The second to last step in our pest control process is to spray moisture-resistant insecticidal dust that’s perfect for moisture-prone areas. This will help stop moisture-loving pests from gathering.
  • Step 5: Prevention – If you want to remove your millipede problems entirely, we can help with that. Our technicians can seal any cracks or crevices around your home or business. You could use various products, such as caulk, copper mesh, or pest control foam.

How to Get Rid of Centipedes?

Whether you find centipedes crawling around in your basement or wake up with centipede bites, the first step to getting rid of these pests is to call our professional team for an assessment. Once called, our professionals will arrive at your property and begin our evaluation. We’ll start by inspecting areas where centipedes are common, such as basements, bathrooms, and even outside under rocks, near trees, or leaf piles. If we identify an infestation, we’ll start with our centipede pest control process:

  • Step 1: Address the Moisture Issue – Our first step is to address high moisture sites that our technicians would have noted during their assessment. These can be areas in your yard or inside your home or business. This can include using dehumidifiers on the side or raking or dethatching your lawn outside.
  • Step 2: Outdoor Treatment – Centipedes eat other insects to survive. To ensure they’re less likely to come into your property, we spray an insecticide around your doors and windows to create a premiere treatment around your building. Areas we spray include window frames, door frames, eaves, soffits, rain gutter, and small cracks and crevices.
  • Step 3 – D-Fense Dust – These pests like to move in and out of your home through small gaps and holes, and these are often hard-to-reach areas that our pesticides can’t reach. Therefore, our technicians use the dust designed to target centipede hiding places and will work for up to 8 months.
  • Step 4 – Traps – Our last step is to lay out traps to catch any missing centipedes. These simple traps can be placed in areas where we’ve noticed it, or you’ve noticed it.
  • Step 5 – Prevention – Similar to the millipede, applying some sealant to cracks and crevices throughout your home or business is the best way to prevent these pests from returning.

Avoid Tiny Worms in Your House with Our Help

Regardless of if you need millipede or centipede pest control services, the professionals at Advanced Wildlife & Pest control are dedicated to ensuring your home or business is pest free. After our services, if you have any issues, don’t hesitate to contact us, as we won’t stop protecting you against these pests. Each of our millipede and centipede services is catered to your infestation. If you have questions regarding our pest control services or need to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to reach out.