Centipedes are nocturnal and are considered a beneficial species because the prey on other insect pests.
Outside, they live under rocks, debris, and in soil. They prefer dark damp areas in homes like basements and rarely bite. When they do, it can leave a welt like a wasp sting.
Centipedes can live for several years and lay 10 to 60 eggs at a time. These creepy pests can be easily exterminated by a professional.