Centipedes - Knowledgebase Question

Caracas, In
Question by morneg
August 20, 2000
I would like to know how eliminate centipedes around rose bushes.


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Answer from NGA
August 20, 2000

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Centipedes are reddish-brown, flattened, elongated arthropods with one pair of legs attached on most of their body segments. The first pair of legs is modified into poisonous jaws located below the mouth to kill insects. Centipedes feed on live insects. They do not damage plants. Considering that they're considered beneficial, and they're not harming your plants, why not just leave them alone? Your roses will have fewer insect pests with centipedes in the soil!

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