(Scutigera coleopterata) The house centipede usually lives outdoors and
indoors, and in houses it occurs in damp locations such as basements and
bathrooms where it preys on insects and spiders. There are several larval
stages before reaching maturity. The adults and nymphs may be found
together in harborages.
Reducing the presence of insects and spiders indoors may help to limit populations of these arthropods. Aerosol sprays and dusts in cracks and crevices may be effective. Sticky traps may also be used.