Despite the fact that centipedes feed on other pests such as spiders, silverfish, and ants, they're a creepy and unnerving pest to have in your home. They can reach sizes up to 2 inches in length. Their 15 pairs of legs allow them to run over a foot per second, making them difficult to kill once they get going. House centipedes can live their entire lives inside of buildings; other centipedes are common both in and out of doors. They don't commonly bite humans unless handled, though their sting can be as painful as a bee's sting, with redness and swelling.
Millipedes, despite their name, usually have between 35 and 400 legs. They love to feed on decaying leaves and other dead organic matter, and can be a common garden & mulch pest because they also feed on seedlings, young plant stems, and leaves.
Sow bugs, commonly called potato bugs, pill bugs or woodlice, are usually found in dark, damp places, such as under rocks or logs. While they feed on dead plant matter, they can also feed on cultivated plants and fruits, and are a common garden pest. Because of their feeding habits, they are very destructive in controlled gardening environments such as greenhouses. Some types of woodlice also roll up into a sphere as a defense mechanism, which has earned them the nickname "roly poly."
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