Comment on House Centipede – Scutigera coleoptrata by Miranda.

House Centipede - Scutigera ColeoptrataPeople, stop killing these beneficial creatures! That amounts to what the website “What’s That Bug” calls unnecessary carnage. Any time I come across a centipede in the shower or bathroom floor, I send it on its way, knowing that it will feast on truly horrid bugs like mosquitoes and flies. People claiming to have red welts from centipede bites are probably suffering from mosquito bites, which you wouldn’t have if you kept a few centipedes around. From spring to fall, centipedes are merely a part of life, serving as beneficial houseguests. Appreciate what they do and leave them be.

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