House Centipede

>> Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Have you ever seen this bug in your house before? I have and so has my wife. The first time I saw this bug it ran real fast across my living room floor and it scared the shit out of me, (not literally). Anyway, I did a search on the Internet to find out what this scary bug is. I found out it is called a House Centipede. It is supposedly harmless as a spider but they can still bite you, although I never heard of anyone getting bitten by one. Apparently they eat other insects just like spiders do and they like moist areas such as damp basements and crawlspaces. I happen to have a crawlspace, so that's where my problem is. I only see a few running through my living room every year, so I guess I can handle that. But I'd rather exterminate them along with the spiders I see every so often.

17 comments:

Stacie's Madness April 30, 2009 at 7:37 AM  

oh, yes, i've seen those nasty little boogers....

*shivers*

babygirl April 30, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

yuck i havent had one of them yet,harmless but scarey looking lol.
i get spiders though and these are black ones about the size of a nickel with brown spots i havent been able to figure out what kind of spider that is and i hope i didnt bring them from tn but if you have an ideal let me know lol

MizĂ© April 30, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

Arrgg...I hate bugs but sometimes I have a few in my flat. We call it paper bugs and they appear here because I have too many old papers and books.
A good holiday!
Cheers!

Mea Culpa Bath and Body April 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM  

Yuck! I've seen those too and apparently flushing them down the toilet bowl does not work :-(

Lin April 30, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

And their creepy legs keep moving after you squish them!!! Ack! Hate these guys, big time.

Mrs4444 April 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

Yeah, and the CREEP ME OUT!

Kelly B May 1, 2009 at 8:46 AM  

those things five me the heeby geebies. I get them in the basement mostly because it is damp, but once in a while they come on the first floor. BLEH! My bedroom is in the basement, so I keep a shoe next to my bed to squish them in the summer...EEK!

I turn into such a girl when those things are around!

Kelly

Kristine May 1, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

Centipedes eat roaches...so I like them. :)

devianty May 1, 2009 at 10:15 PM  

haii..good and nice post...nice to visiting you thank you

Bob May 2, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

Kristen-Thats good to know. I'm glad I don't have roaches,because then I'd have population explosion of house centipedes from eating all the roaches.

Daryl May 3, 2009 at 6:20 AM  

Yup. We have a lot of greenery in front of the house. Many weird insects and bugs that find their way indoors. Even when we have the place sealed up tight!

Dorothy L May 3, 2009 at 7:05 AM  

Ewwwww...where do you live.
I have seen scorpions here and cockroaches...crabs...camileons..(not in my home but through working in others homes) not to mention many weird spiders.
I am in Florida!
I remember centipedes in Canada....I have not seen any here in the 6 years that I have resided in Florida though!

A bug is a bug is a bug...None too welcome in my home:)

Tina May 4, 2009 at 3:19 PM  

We see at least one per year in our downstairs bathroom. Aren't they just the cutest things? :-)

Auntie E May 5, 2009 at 7:32 AM  

We call them Silver fish. We have a sump pump and they like it there. I don't see too many. But they do like moister.

Stacy May 5, 2009 at 11:32 PM  

OMG Memories!! I am soooo scared of those things! yes, they love damp places. I am going to have nightmares tonight.

Tina May 7, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

Just saw another one under the dish cloth in the kitchen sink today. I gave him a free ride out the back door. :-)>

Anonymous May 16, 2009 at 6:53 AM  

Although creepy looking, house centipedes are not all that bad...they feed on spiders, bedbugs, termites, cockroaches, silverfish, ants and other household pests. They kill their prey by injecting venom through their fangs. Apparently, they are even sold in pet stores in Japan!

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