scary creepy bug!!
Location: salem mass, us
April 27, 2011 9:59 pm
Hi bugman. While enjoying a movie this critter glided across the floor moving so fast!! Please help identify what he is so we can sleep at night!!
Signature: thank you!!
Because they are nocturnal hunters, House Centipedes often startle folks while they are relaxing and watching television. We occasionally receive a contrary comment when we post that House Centipedes are harmless, so instead, we will indicate that though a large House Centipede might bite if it is carelessly handled, their venom is mild and in the unlikely event that a person is bitten, the effects would be quite mild. We seriously doubt that people would have much of a chance of handling a House Centipede, because as your email indicates, they are quite fast. House Cats frequently catch and torment House Centipedes.