Desert Environment

The dry climate and sparse rainfall mean homeowners deal with plenty of centipedes in Santa Fe, NM. A centipede prefers damp conditions away from the sun and will often rest under a rock or log.

However, the pests also seek out moist areas in homes. Upon discovering these strange-looking pests in bathtubs or under sinks, many residents' first reaction is panic.

Centipedes in Santa Fe Homes

Residents may find centipedes in their bathrooms and kitchens or under rocks in yards. Desert centipedes in Santa Fe have painful bites that cause swelling and redness.

Fortunately, bites from these pests, or from the smaller, more common house centipede, rarely require medical care.