Both centipedes and millipedes are a type of insect that can become an ally in our gardens and outdoors since they feed on other types of pests such as spiders and other insects that can be annoying for our plants, crops, etc. The problem appears when these insects move inside our homes, they can live for several years and can measure up to 30 cm. Chilopods (centipedes) differ from diplopods (millipedes) in that they have only one pair of legs for each segment or metamere of their body, whereas millipedes have two pairs of legs. legs per metamer, some of them have poison on their legs with which they paralyze their prey. They rarely bite people, but when they do, the stings are painful.