Comment on House Centipede – Scutigera coleoptrata by JonC.

House Centipede - Scutigera ColeoptrataHey sorry to hear about your bug problem and I’m sorry they’re bothering you such extents. You should definitely get some opinions from other insect control people to see what’s going on. As for your arms, that’s weird that you have so many little bites like that, house centipedes aren’t usually aggressive towards humans, they usually run away. Most insects that aren’t parasites (as opposed to mosquitoes or bedbugs) don’t want to hang out around you because they see you as a huge threat to their survival instinct and they only bite as a last line of defense such as if you’re crushing them, etc. I don’t know for sure, but the babies probably aren’t even big enough to penetrate your skin.

The bites on your arms could be something else, like bedbugs so you should check your bedding, look under your mattress, check the seams and folds around the edge of your mattress and see if you have anything resembling bed bugs. It’s gross but with bedbugs you might also notice little blood spots on your sheets or pillows. They don’t discriminate between the wealthy or the poor and they don’t discriminate between clean or dirty homes. Bed bugs tend to leave multiple bites in a line that they call breakfast-lunch-dinner and it takes a couple of days for the spots to appear. Also if your bedding hangs down onto the floor, fix that. I don’t let any of my bedding get near the floor and actually use an undersized comforter to keep that from happening. If you do find them, that’s a whole other conundrum and there are many good sites about solutions. The best I’ve seen is ‘baking out a house’ where they increase the temperature in the home with special heaters and hold the heat at a high temperature that kills the bedbugs.

It could also be something completely different like allergies. Before they started restricting it, phosphate based detergents used to drive me crazy with an allergic skin reaction. Now that most laundry detergents are phosphate free I haven’t had that problem, but phosphates aren’t restricted in all areas. There’s other things such as dyes or fragrances that could be used in the laundry detergent you use on your bedding that could cause bad results.

The first thing is to start narrowing down the problem by eliminating other possibilities and work from there and hopefully find a solution. Also if you can, capture one or two of the little ones to show your pest control person rather than hoping they might see one when they’re there talking about solutions.

I wish you the best of luck and I hope you can find a solution so you can live and sleep in peace without having to worry about the bugs.

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