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The house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata, has (when fully grown) 15 pairs of very long, delicate legs and a rigid body, which enables it to run up walls and along ceilings and floors. They have as few as four pairs of legs when hatched, but gain a new pair with each molting. They live anywhere from three to seven years, depending...
...by injecting venom through their poison fangs and then feasting on the dead prey. For this reason, house centipedes are considered among the most beneficial creatures that inhabit human dwellings
Originally posted by Vis Mega
I just found out that the buildings I USE to live in.. just moved out of are now suffering a SERIOUS cockroach infestation. And that is very unusual for this part of the country.
Originally posted by skychief
They are called House Centipedes. They have to be one of the ugliest bugs around and damn quick as well. They seem to like any areas where it is damp and boxes and such are stored on the floor as it provides a place for shelter.
[edit on 12-11-2005 by skychief]
Originally posted by PrototypeGamma
God it felt good to kill those jerks at 3 AM.
Kinda pathetic that you enjoy killing them