How to Manage Centipede Bites

Centipede bites occur as a result of the centipede’s pincer-like maxillipeds, calledtoxicognaths or “poison claws”, that pierce the skin an inject venom into the wound. These toxicognaths are located adjacent to the head. In actuality, true mouthparts do not cause the bite but rather the modified legs or toxicognaths. This serves as their defense mechanism […]

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