Size: Up to 1 ½ inches long, flat, thin, with 15 pairs of long and slender legs. The centipede’s antennae and legs give the pest the appearance of being up to 3 or 4 inches long. Adult females’ final pair of legs are up to twice as long as the centipede’s body.Regular centipedes aren’t normally found inside
Color: Brown, grey, or dark “dirty” yellow, semi-translucent looking. The centipede’s back bears three dark longitudinal stripes. Its legs are clearly banded light white or yellow and dark brown or black.
Species: The house centipede (pictured above) has longer, bushier looking legs than the regular centipede (pictured right). The narrower, regular centipede is found outside in gardens and along foundations but rarely inside your home or business.