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Natural Ways To Deter Centipedes In Your House

If youare like me, the mere sight of a house centipede induces you a little bit jumpy! House centipedes( Scutigera coleoptrata) are indeed very unique in appearance but,( if Iam being completely honest) they are also a little creepy looking. However, knowing the house centipede is not a direct menace to humans constructs me feel a little better. We are not on their menu…thank goodness! Still, we try to think of ways to deter centipedes in the most natural style possible.

Deter Centipedes | Natural Ways To Keep Them Away

It is important to note, however, that the only style you could get stung by a house centipede is if you were to handle one or maybe step on one. If sting, you would end up with a tiny red bump. If you are sensitive( or allergic) to insect stingings in general then medical attention may be needed.

Letas get to know the house centipede a little better.

What does a house centipede definitely sounds like?

Reddish brown( sometimes tan) in coloring. Long, narrow, and flat. It has many legs on both sides of its body. They have long antennae. Most house centipedes are around 2 inches long but, are known to reach lengths of 6 inches. Outdoors: They can be found under rocks and underneath logs and/ or wooden committees. Indoors: They can be found on baseboards, around doorways and window sills, garages, and cellars. It is possible to spot them crawling along your floor as they travel from point A to point B, for example. Spiders and other insects Earthworms Snails Essential petroleums Diatomaceous globe( dry deterrent and spray deterrent) Mint Soap spray Combine 6 ounces of water and 25 drops-off of tea tree essential into a spray bottle Mix well Should be done once a week to keep the house centipede away Combine 1 gallon of water and 2-4 tablespoons of DE Mix well The spray can be applied to plants and also around your home and/ or any of their entry points. Combine 1 gallon of warm water with 2 tablespoons of liquid dawn dish soap( regular blue daybreak liquid soap will work the best) Add mixture to a spray bottle and shake very well. Spray this mixture inside your home and spraying into dark crannies, corners, or any known entry phase.

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