Centipede (Arizona) means “100 legs” – literally, but they don’t all have 100. You couldn’t fit that many legs on something that is not that big. Usually seen at night, nocturnal and the perfect time to be hunting their prey. Based on their size they might go after small bugs but we do have a even bigger Centipede Arizona here called the Giant Desert Centipede. They might go after lizards and rodents.The female is a great mother guarding her eggs until they hatch, guarding them by curling up her body around them.
What is it?
Is it a bug or is it a spider, technically neither but we tend to put them into a category. In Ohio we had some vicious House Centipedes and they could bite as well. These in Arizona tend to be classified as Occasional invaders as they come inside mainly by mistake. If you can tolerate the bug in your home, they will eat silverfish, roaches and other small insects. As always if you have concerns give us a call 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176