Centipede Identification and Control

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

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How to Identify a Centipede

Centipedes are 1/8 to 2 inches long are are flatter. They have one pair of legs per segment and are a yellowish to brown in color. 

Where Do They Come From

Centipedes can be found in areas of high moisture, especially in basements, wash rooms, under bark, organic material, rocks, etc. 

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Where Can I Find Them

Centipedes can be found in areas of high moisture, especially in basements, wash rooms, under bark, organic material, rocks, etc. 




Other insects and spiders

Impact :

Nuisance, but not a health risk. Indicator of moisture issues.

Tips & Tricks

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How To Prevent Carpet Beetles

  • Reduce or eliminate moisture issues indoors and outdoors.
  • Exclude entry via caulking, weather stripping, door sweeps, screens, etc.
  • Vacuum any that you find indoors. 

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How To Control

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.


Our Approach to Pest Control

Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.

Driven By Science. Lead By Service.

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Assess Situation

First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.

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Execute Action Plan

Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.

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Track Success

Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.

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