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Monster in my bathtub!
I found this freaky creature in my tub on November 15th 2005. I live in Redlands, California which is located in the southern part of the state. It had tenticles out either end and has stripes going lengthwise down it’s body. It had many legs, I’d say about 11 or 12 legs on each side. It was about 2 inches in length total from antenna to antenna. I think I have possibly seen relatives of this bug in my toilet when I’ve come home from vacation, but I could be wrong.
Christina Coffield

Hi Christina,
Somehow, we don’t think your House Centipede died of natural causes. We do find the Disney ruler somewhat amusing.

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Can You tell me is this ……. Hi
My Name is Osiris and I live in NY and live in ah private home recently I have been spotting and killing ah type of bug of which I find very repulsive because it has very long legs and 3 tails on both sides, I have found then in my basement near de boiler room and also in between doorways. I have killed about 6 of them and of which 4 were very big like about ah inch long and the rest were half inch non the les I found something similar to it called ah silver fish but as I see the pictures it does not exactly look like the ones in my house. I hope you can tell what kind of bug it is I took some pictures of it.

Hi Osiris,
House Centipedes are your friends. They will kill and eat Roaches.

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House Centipede
Hey Bugman,
What a great site! Google led me to you, where I was able to identify this wicked little "fast scurrier", as my 8-year-old daughter put it when she found him in her room. Luckily she seems to be fascinated by him and is not worried that he scurried down the wall and onto her exact-same-color carpet and is living somewhere in her bedroom at this point. He’ll have lots of daddy-longlegs to eat around here and I hope he sticks around a bit. Never in my life have I seen anything like this, although I think these House Centipedes get the award for "most-photographed" on your site, so they’re obviously fairly common. We also have some pretty phenomenal pictures of preying mantids mating as well as the egg sacks hatching. I’ll send some pics on to you for your site when I can. Thanx!
Joy Greene, and Callie, too

Hi Joy and Callie,
Thanks for the nice letter and a new photo of a House Centipede for our homepage.

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Proof that House Centipedes like to also get a good dose of vegetables.

We can only guess your House Centipede has read Fast Food Nation. Seriously, maybe it is about the water supply.

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Another Centipede
Can you ever have enough centipede pictures? I wanted to provide a point of reference to this picture, but I was afraid of spooking the bug. This critter was hanging out on my bedroom wall. I estimate the main body length to be about 2." How about a contest for the best dead centipede? Every now and then I come across a dead one in the basement. They have a very unique way of dying!
Tom S, Minneapolis

Hi Tom,
In the unlikely event that we would ever run a best dead House Centiped photo contest, we would have to limit it to a natural death since we do not condone the carnage. Barring that contest, we have decided to award you the Newest Best House Centipede Photo award.

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