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  • So tired
    Comment on House Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata (September 28th, 2017 at 05:29)

    You questioned why so many people stumble upon your site after Googling about centipede eggs. I would be one of those people.

    After two years of living in this house, I honestly swear I have killed hundreds of these in all sizes. I noticed a pattern and wanted to look it up. This is my third summer here and like clockwork, I started seeing baby centipedes again in August/September. They are even faster than the older ones and easy to miss. I try to kill as many as I can, but they are quick and have good eye sight (I swung my shoe at one and it froze for a moment and then hid under a ledge).

    I was curious to know what the eggs look like, how/when these things mate (interesting to hear that they don’t mate usually) and where females tend to lay their eggs. There doesn’t seem to be a clear answer anywhere online, but knowing that this process starts in April helps. I will take extra precautions then.

    These monsters are ruining my life. I have dehumidifiers. I vacuum. I clean. I leave lights on. Nothing works except spraying baseboards and door frames with Raid, but that is only temporary (waking up to dead centipedes is always a blast). I also don’t like breathing in Raid fumes if I don’t have to.

    Btw.. The reason their legs come off isn’t accidental… They shed their legs when they are in danger. I have witnessed this more than once after I spray one, it leaves its back legs behind and the rest of him takes off… and the back legs are still moving around too, sometimes twitching, sometimes legit running in the opposite direction until they slow down and die. It’s sci-fi level sh!t. Then people wonder why I can’t sleep at night.

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