Household Crawling Pests

Household Crawling Pests causes poisoning of food, spread pathogenic infection and cause damage to the things we possess. They opt for dark and damp places to hide and brood

Most common household crawling pests that pose threat to our life style include: 

  1. Cockroaches
  2. Red ants
  3. Silverfishes
  4. Spiders 
  5. Millipedes 
  6. Centipedes 

Red Ants:

The red ants build large mound nests that are flattened, irregular in shape, and between two and four-square feet in size. They are commonly introduced into new areas through potted plants, shrubs and trees. Red ants will sting humans who disturb a nest.

 The sting of a red imported fire ant is painful. Most people experience pain and red bumps, though a few individuals are allergic to the red imported fire ant and may experience a severe reaction. 


silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) is a small pest without wings. Its name is derived from the animal’s silvery light grey color combined with its the fish-like appearance. Silverfish are insects active in the night. Silverfish typically live for two to eight years. They are found in basements, sinks, kitchens, old books and showers. 

They eat foods rich in  starch  such as books, paperphotos, plaster, cotton or other dead insects or even their own outer skin that is shed during moulting. During famine, a silverfish may even eat leather and synthetic fabrics. Silverfish can live for a year or more without eating if water is available.

They cause Allergies. May attract other pests. They damage personal items such as books, clothes, etc.


Spiders have Eight legs, two body regions, no wings or antennae and have three or four pair of eyes. Tens of thousands of spider species have been identified throughout the world. . Some spiders like moisture and are found in basements and other damp parts of buildings. Others like dry, warm areas such as upper corners of rooms. They hide in dark areas.

They mostly feed on insects. Almost all spider species are predators. Spiders are capable of producing silk that is elastic, adhesive and strong. This silk is used to spin webs as well as to construct egg sacs. The best-known method of prey capture is by means of sticky webs.

While most spiders pose little or no danger to people, some species can deliver venomous bites that may cause medical issues.


Although the name “millipede” means “thousand feet”, no known species has 1,000. Millipedes normally live outdoors in damp places such as gardens. Millipedes thrive in places where the soil stays damp. They live in leaf litter, dead wood, or soil, with a preference for humid conditions. Most millipedes feed on decomposing vegetation, feces, or organic matter mixed with soil. They often play important roles in the breakdown and putrefaction of plant materials. 

Females lay from ten to three hundred eggs at a time, depending on species, fertilizing them with the stored sperm as they do so. Many species deposit the eggs on moist soil or organic detritus, but some construct nests lined with dried excreta , and may protect the eggs within silk cocoons:

Unlike centipedes they are not venomous. However, there are some millipede species that produce irritating fluids from glands located on the side of their body. These fluids can cause relatively minor irritation if it comes into contact with the skin.


Adult centipedes hide in moist, dark and secluded areas during winter. Most centipedes live up to six years. Centipedes are nocturnal. They hide in damp areas around bathrooms, closets, basements and other sites typically infested by pests. Most centipedes are carnivorous and prey upon soft-bodied insects, spiders, worms and other arthropods, including other centipedes. Centipedes are predominantly predators, which means they have adapted to eat a variety of different available prey.

Centipedes lay their eggs in the hollows of rotting logs or in the soil. Most females will tend to their eggs and hatchlings, curling their bodies around their brood for protection. 

 Centipedes are venomous. Their venom allows them to attack prey and defend themselves against predators and other natural enemies. Centipede venom is not normally life endangering to humans, although it  can be painful .Some species of centipedes can be hazardous to humans because of their bite. Although a bite to an adult human is usually very painful and may cause severe swelling, chills,  and weakness, it is unlikely to be fatal. Bites can be dangerous to small children and those with allergies.

Control of Household Crawling Pests:

  1. Neat and tidy maintenance of the living place 
  2. Periodical disinfestations spray treatment to prevent life cycle.
  3. The chemicals used should be approved by public health and be without smell and should be handled by trained operator at optimum concentration.

SIPC Odorless Disinfestation Spray Treatment for Household crawling pests: 

  • The best option to control household crawling insect pest is to go for SIPC odorless disinfestations spray treatment.
  • It is a harmless, safe, reliable, low dose technology with usage of advanced and approved chemicals.
  • It is applied by trained pesticide operators.
  • It must be sprayed on monthly basis.
  • Disinfestation spray is applied in all the rooms over the wall, shelf, ceiling and in every nook and corner.
  • Can be applied during working hours without any disturbance.
  • People can continue with their work while our operators do their job.

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