Encountering a small, crawling creature with protruding antennae and numerous legs on your wall or floor can be unnerving. However, determining whether it is a centipede or a millipede can help alleviate your concerns. Keep reading to find out how to differentiate between these multi-legged creatures.

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Do you know that?

Centipedes and millipedes have different defense mechanisms. Millipedes usually curl up and secrete a noxious toxin when threatened, whereas centipedes can quickly “bite” or puncture the skin and escape.

Fleas, bed bugs, cockroaches—there are thousands of different crawlers. These unwanted bugs can pose great danger to our health.

If you see any in your house—don’t panic. Just call or schedule a free estimate Pest Guru and one of our dedicated specialists will be ready to help get rid of unwanted crawlers the same day!  

What crawlers are common in Chicago?

  • Aphids 
  • Fleas 
  • Spring tails 
  • Pill bugs 
  • Bed bugs 
  • House centipedes 
  • Cockroaches

Are crawlers dangerous?

Absolutely. Some, like cockroaches, can spread diseases that make people ill. They also can carry bacteria, which triggers allergies and asthma attacks. Cockroaches can also contaminate food. 

While not dangerous in terms of spreading diseases, bed bugs, can infest a home and cause major problems to the way of life, potentially wreaking havoc on a family’s mental health.

In short, crawlers can be a major problem to your home or business! 

What causes a crawler problem?

They’re usually looking for food. Certain crawlers, such as cockroaches, are prolific at finding even the smallest amount of food. They can crawl through small cracks in the facade or through open windows or doors. 

Where do I find crawlers?

Crawlers tend to be particularly bad in restaurants, hospitals, warehouses and offices, especially if those facilities are handling food. Like spiders, crawlers tend to hide once inside, looking for quiet and dark areas. Many are also nocturnal, so you might not see them despite seeing signs of them for a while—think of a cockroach scurrying away when you turn on a light. 

How do I get rid of crawlers?

Crawlers can be especially difficult to get rid of without professional help. Call us today to get a free quote! 

How can Pest Guru solve my crawler problem?

Pest Guru uses only eco-friendly solutions to stop the crawler problem at the root cause. Our trained specialists will do a thorough inspection to find the root cause of the problem and treat all hotspots.

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