Comment on House Centipede – Scutigera coleoptrata by Joe.

House Centipede - Scutigera ColeoptrataI just was awakened by my wife who noticed one of these walking across the carpet while she was reading. As I approached I noticed that there were two of them, one large and one a little baby. The larger one appeared to push the little one along. I was trying to live release them and managed to catch the large one in a cup but the little one ran into a vent. I came to your site and notice that you say the mother stays with the babies for a couple weeks. I put the large one outside the house. Do you think the large one can find the little one or would even attempt to? Should I have left the large one in the vent? I understand they eat other bugs, but I have a baby in the hosue too and this little house centipede looks a little scary – though I understand is basically harmless to people. Thanks for any info.

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