During the winter, adults hide in secluded moist areas. Sometimes they enter buildings and reside in damp areas around bathrooms, basements, and other areas near their food sources.
Most centipedes are carnivorous. They eat worms, spiders, soft bodied insects, arthropods, and other centipedes. They use their long sensitive antennae to locate prey, then inject venom to paralyze it so they can consume it. . A Centipede’s bite can be painful but is not usually life threatening.
It is easy to confuse Centipedes with millipedes, which are herbivores and detritivores. This means they feed on dead or decaying plants including wood and other cellulose materials.