What Do House Centipedes Eat?

Diet

House centipedes prey on many household pests. They will prey on almost any insect pests. Some of their preferred prey include:

  • Cockroaches
  • Flies
  • Moths
  • Crickets
  • Silverfish
  • Earwigs
  • Small spiders

However, their predation makes only a marginal reduction in the populations of the insects they prey upon.

centipede illustration

Venomous Predators

House centipedes capture prey by grasping them with their legs and using their modified front legs as jaws to deliver venom into the prey.