There are many types of centipedes found all around the world and some can be quite intimidating. Fortunately here in Northern California the most common type you will likely find inside your home is the common House Centipede which although it looks intimidating with its many long legs, is not dangerous to humans. These unusual insects prefer to live in cool, damp places which is why they are often found around the drains in bathrooms or in basements where moisture collects.
- Reduce moisture in kitchens and bathrooms by sealing any leaks.
- Seal cracks around doors or windows that may allow insects to creep in.