The centipede is a nocturnal insect that resides in undisturbed moist environments such as unoccupied basements and damp bathroom; they can also be found outdoors under rocks. They lay 35 or more eggs on or in the soil mostly in the summer. Centipedes thrive where materials are harbored; to eradicate centipedes simply eliminate harbourage areas outdoors and indoors. You can also seal evident cracks and crevices to prevent centipedes from using them as entry points.