Centipedes in the House

The dry weather of Albuquerque, NM, results in an influx of water-seeking insects in homes. Centipedes in Albuquerque often enter houses in search of damp areas. Many people find them scary due to their rapid zigzag movements and numerous legs.

Common Centipedes in New Mexico

The desert centipede, which can grow to over eight inches long, is often hostile and hard to eliminate. A painful bite from this pest injects venom, but the effects are usually not serious.

The most common type of centipede found in Albuquerque homes is the house centipede, a smaller pest that rarely bites.