Up to 1½ inches long
Grayish yellow with dark bands on legs. Body has three dark, longitudinal stripes.
The house centipede may well be one of the scariest household pests by appearance alone. The slender body is adorned on either side by numerous, very long legs, and it moves very quickly which can be disconcerting to many homeowners. This centipede is harmless, however, and is actually a beneficial creature, feeding on spiders and insects found within the home.