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Catepillars and Centipedes


Caterpillars, Millipedes Pest Control Perth and Centipedes come in a wide range of varieties. Most are harmless but there are species of hairy caterpillars that can irritate humans. There are several treatment methods which will help resolve ant infestation problems.


Caterpillars,  Millipedes Pest Control Perth and Centipedes come in a wide range of varieties. See Table below to identify your insect.

Insect Photo Adult body Length Features
Caterpillars (Order Lepidopetera)Hairy Caterpillars 15-25 mm Produce a rash on softer-skinned area of the human body. These hairs enter the body causing irritation. The hairs can become airborne. To seek medical treatment.
Millipedes 45-50 mm Long body, 2 pairs of short legs on each rounded segment body. Live up to 1 year.
Giant Centipede (Ethomostigmus rubripes)
Up to 250 mm Green, yellow, brown species. Live 2-3 years.Found under rubbish, stones, rotting wood. Bite can be painful.
house Centipede (Allothereua maculate)
20-25mm Long slender body with antennae. 15 pairs of legs. Pale brown with dark markings. Live up to 1 year.
Ribbon Centipede (Schizoribaubtia aggregatum) 20-25mm Lives in damp soil. Eats insects. Orange colour, Short antennae. Can’t bite humans.

(Gerozisis & Hadlington, 2006, 175, 197-198)

Health Risks

Caterpillars, Millipedes and Centipedes can bite if disturbed but are not dangerous. They live in dark, damp places. Where caterpillars, millipedes, centipedes are found, it indicates there is excess moisture. Caterpillars can moult their hairs when transforming from larvae stage. This can cause irritation to humans.


Caterpillars, Millipedes pest control Perth and Centipedes have a life span of 1-3 years. They are autonomous animals that are found in a variety of habitats.

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