Centipedes are one of the most common house pests. Not only are they kind of creepy to look at, most people do not know how they got into the house in the first place. House centipedes are attracted to moisture. Things like gutters that are clogged can create moisture issues that can open the door for centipedes. Also simply the soil around your house could be what is causing them because when it rains there is no way to keep it dry.
Now that you know what causes centipedes to come into your home, how do you get rid of them? The most effective way to get rid of a centipede is to eliminate its food source. If you control other insects inside your house, then you will be able to control the centipedes as well. This is because their diet consist of spiders and other insects. Also make sure that all of your window seals, door ways, holes, and cracks are sealed the right way. This will make it extremely difficult for them to get inside your home when it does happen to rain. Also if you find a centipede in your house do not kill it. This is because they tend to stay in the humid areas of your home and they will eat the termites, cockroaches, and spiders that you defiantly do not want in your house.