Interested to know what the heck this is.
June 29, 2010
The past couple of months something has been biting me and my family members. I haven’t ever seen it though. I was thinking it might have been a spider of some kind but i think this is the culprit. I saw him dart across my floor and i gave chase. i tried to save the little guy but my girlfriend freaked out and killed it. I still managed to get some pics of it. I would really like to know what this is, Thank you!
p.s. its a little less than an inch long and maybe 2 to 3 millimeters wide.
Southern Virginia, great dismal swamp area
Thank you for writing in to inquire about this unfortunate harmless House Centipede, a frequent victim of Unnecessary Carnage. Few examples of Unnecessary Carnage sadden us more that that of the beneficial predatory House Centipede. Though it is too late to benefit the individual in your tragic photograph, perhaps future House Centipedes will be spared through education. House Centipedes are generally nocturnal hunters that will prey upon cockroaches and other undesirable household intruders. House Centipedes should be considered as household visitors despite their startling appearance.