Comment on House Centipede – Scutigera coleoptrata by Brenda.

House Centipede - Scutigera ColeoptrataWell for the past about ten years haved lived on the Island of Kauai. We are used to these pests yet the can be found not only outside but in your car and of course all of the other places people have posted. Unfortunately a mother gave birth somewhere in our home I am guessing late spring 2011. No mom has been seen yet the babies are growing and appearing quite often. Most times the cats kill them and it is fine with me. I even prefer cane spiders! Tonight another one was found alive in the bathtub. From experience and advice I always have window cleaner or some form of spray with bleach. It is important to remember that just spraying and flushing may not kill them. After I douse them I have to carefully chop their bodies up before flushing. Sorry for those with weak bellies but the fact is we have seen them crawl back up the toilet drain if not well . .. destroyed. Hang in there fellow followers of this uck creature. They are just too common in our humid climate.

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