Common Desert Centipede

Subject: name of this Centipede
Location: Malibu, California (inside house)
March 6, 2017 5:07 am
This is not the first time that I’ve seen this type bug inside my house, and I’d like more info.
Signature: Lili

Common Desert Centipede

Dear Lili,
Based on images posted to BugGuide, we are confident that this is a Common Desert Centipede or Tiger Centipede,
Scolopendra polymorpha, a species found in many states west of the Mississippi River.

Super thanks for your reply.  But, why is this centipede in my house…do I have something that it likes to eat ??

In our opinion, the Centipedes are just wandering into your house accidentally.  The best remedy is to make sure all cracks and crevices are sealed.  People in California do not have the same weather-proofing concerns as folks who live in colder climates, so there are frequently gaps in doorways and windows.

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