5 Reasons You Should NEVER Kill A House Centipede

5 Reasons You Should NEVER Kill A House Centipede
Centipedes are elongated creatures with one pair of legs per body segment and are commonly found in cool areas.
They belong to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda, an arthropod group which also includes Millipedes and other multi-legged creatures.
There is nothing as terrifying as seeing the 15-legged critter shoot across your floor and under your couch at a 1.3 feet-per-second speed. It's so fast that it will always escapes before you rush to get your shoe or any other thing you want to use on it.
This makes it so terrifying coupled with a lot of stories we hear regarding the centipede. For example as a kid, I always heard that if the centipede stings you, your sex will automatically change. That is, if it stings a guy, he'll change to a lady and vice versa. I later had to understand that kids were made to believe this because of the nature of the creature. You know, identifying the male and the female centipede is not really easy as they're so similar in appearance unlike other animals.

5 Reasons You Should Never Kill A Centipede In Your House

So looking at the topic at hand, what are the benefits of the house centipedes and why do I suggest that you shouldn't kill them? Let's check out some of them below:

• Centipedes prey on pests

The creeping creatures prey on pests like moths, termites, roaches and flies that might be lurking under your furniture. Think of the damages these pests cause and the amount you spend on insecticides, then you'd know how useful the centipedes are.

• Centipedes don't build webs

Centipedes don't create any kinds of webs or nets, they unlike the spiders, live in cold places and already bored holes.

• They don't carry any fatal diseases

According to BusinessInsider.com, centipedes don't carry any fatal diseases, they are just after the bugs and other insects that thy feed on.
In spite of this, also be conscious of the fact that the creeping creature uses the two legs near its head to carry venom. This means that you should dispose any food or drinking water that they fall inside. Also, endeavour to rinse your kettles and pots before using to avoid boiling them inside.

• They don't pester you

I know seeing them around can be terrifying and inconveniencing, but do you know that centipedes neither eat your furniture nor feed on your food stuff? If rats disturb in your house, you should know how bad it is to visit your kitchen in the money only to be greeted by a torn crayfish bag.

• They are clean

You'd hardly (I've never) hear someone saying that a centipede dirtied his or her house. When you compare the cockroaches with the centipedes you'd understand what I mean.

The easiest way to get rid of centipedes is by getting rid of the food they feed on. First get rid of the insects they prey on and you'd be soon notice the reduction in their visits. Also, you can seal up any cracks entering the house and reduce the moisture in your bathroom walls.
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