Do Centipedes Bite?


Most people don’t want centipedes in their home simply because they are creepy insects to look at. But, did you know they can cause pain in other ways?

Do Centipedes Bite?

Many people are surprised to learn that centipedes bite using their hollow legs that are adapted with claws. Sometimes, they are referred to as “poison claws,” as it injects venom into victims through small puncture wounds.

What Does a Centipede Bite Feel Like?

The larger the centipede, the more painful the bite. Victims describe the bite as extremely painful, and swelling and redness at the site will generally last for 48 hours.

Some people do experience an allergic reaction. The signs include headache, chest pain, heart tremors, nausea, and vomiting. Of course, if you are experiencing any of these serious symptoms, seek medical help right away.

Why do Centipedes Bite?

Centipedes bite humans to defend themselves. Like other insects, they also use this bite to capture their prey.

Are Centipede Bites Dangerous?

For most people, a bite is not a serious threat, but those who are allergic should seek medical help immediately.

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