Location: Belleville , Illinois
May 20, 2015 6:14 am
I’m just curious about what this is? Should I be worried about a bite from one? I’m finding them at work thank god… Never seen them in my house.
This is a House Centipede, a predator that is frequently found inside the home. We maintain that they are harmless, and though they contain venom, and though it is possible that a large specimen might be able to bite a human, especially one with thin or tender skin, we agree with the literature that they are not considered to be a dangerous species. It is our opinion that House Centipedes are beneficial predators that will help rid the home of Cockroaches and other undesirable intruders. As an aside, just yesterday while watching CNN we learned that the initials OMG have been used for years by the FBI to refer to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.
Thanks for getting back with me. I never kill them and put them outside when I find them. Glad I do.
Because of your behavior, we will tag this posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.