Do House Centipedes Bite?

Bites Are Rare

Unless provoked to defend themselves, house centipedes rarely bite people or pets and mostly prefer trying to escape threatening situations. Also, although house centipede venom is not as toxic as some other centipede species and their bites rarely cause any serious effects.

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Symptoms of a House Centipede Bite

Bites normally cause minimal, localized pain, but some individuals may experience severe pain. However, serious bite effects are more likely to be the result of secondary infection than the bite itself.