Are they dangerous?


While they are extremely fast, you don’t need to run too fast from a House Centipede as they are not considered dangerous to humans. However, they are very dangerous to other bugs such as spiders, termites, silverfish, roaches, and other bugs! That is not to say it is impossible for a human to get bit by one though, but it is extremely unlikely unless you are holding it in your hand and not allowing it to escape.


House Centipedes may look creepy but they are certainly one of the cleanest bugs! After each meal, they clean each of their 15 legs by dragging their mouth along the entire length of every leg.

Seen one too many House Centipedes lately?

House Centipedes prefer to live in outside areas such as firewood piles, under rocks, mulch and leaves. However, they are always looking for a new place to find their prey. This means they may find their way into your home as they realize it is a new hunting ground!

At Certified Pest Control we have a dedicated approach to controlling House Centipedes safely, quickly, and efficiently. Our highly trained technicians first identify the types of centipedes you have in your home and where they originate. We then utilize a professional control method that will eliminate the centipedes, and keep them out for good. This is done using a number of methods, such as spraying, using a granular pesticide, and for the more extreme cases fogging.

Why Choose Certified Pest Control?

Our focus is on the needs and quality of your family life, to keep you protected and pest free, and to provide the best pest control in Nashville, while still providing that small family business charm.

  • We are fully licensed, bonded and insured
  • Our highly qualified staff is constantly being taught and trained about the newest, and safest methods to keep your home pest free
  • We follow all rules and regulations to make sure our treatments are safe for you, your family, and your pets
  • We guarantee our work. If pests return between quarterly services, just call and we will be back at no cost

Ready to get your House Centipedes taken care of?

Just give us a call whenever you are ready and we can discuss the fastest, safest, and cost effective solution we can offer you to take care of this pest issue now, and make sure they don’t come back in the future.

Call us at(615) 886-7139
*Treatment for this insect is included in our Yearly Protection Plan

Yearly Pest Protection Plan

Quarterly pest prevention at a discounted rate
If bugs come back so do we, at no additional cost
Includes ants, spiders, roaches, wasps, & more