Comment on House Centipede – Scutigera coleoptrata by KJones.

House Centipede - Scutigera Coleoptratathanks for all the great info in a fun package. i’ve taken to calling these guys Scooties in reference to their scientific name and their speed. as a lifelong NNJ resident i don’t know how i avoided them for most of my life–if you don’t know how humid jersey is, you don’t know jersey–but not til 2005 did i ever see one or even know what it was. plus you don’t expect anything moving that fast to jump out from under the toaster, so i claim a pass for screaming the first time. but now in our 100+ yo house i’m very happy they’re here, because i’ve seen the nightmare we might otherwise have, in the form of what lives in the garage! they are nocturnal, but i think it must be full-spectrum daylight with all its UV that makes them uncomfortable because they certainly don’t mind the CFL light when i’m up all night.

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