Pictures and information about Centipedes and Millipedes

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House Centipede

Kansas Pest Control Company Picture of a House CentipedHouse centipedes resemble “dust bunnies” as they run across the floor. They live in cellars and occasionally enter living areas, particularly in older homes. They feed on insects. In summer, they may leave houses and hunt outdoors.

Soil Centipedes

Kasas Picture of a Soil CentipedSoil centipedes are very long and narrow. They can be found statewide in most soil under rocks and boards. As with all centipedes there is 1 pair of legs per body segment. Centipedes in this order have at least 29 pairs of legs.

Tropical Centipedes

Picture of a Tropical CentipedeThese are the most commonly encountered centipedes in Kansas. Some species in the western half of the state can reach 6 inches, though most are less than 3 inches. They feed on insects under rocks and logs.