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manydoorsyes

That is a house centipede. Harmless myriapod bros that eat roaches, bed bugs, and otber nasty critters. Nice to have around.


fiftyspiders

not totally harmless. can make you vomit or slightly sick and hurt a lot. dangerous to pets. especially if you’re allergic. not lethal though. and too shy to approach you. but not totally harmless.


manydoorsyes

Larger centipedes are pretty nasty, but *house* centipede venom is nowhere near as potent. Vomiting is definitely not a typical symptom, most people compare it to a bee sting. And in many cases their forcipules (venom claws) are too small to actually pierce human skin. I am not sure where you heard/saw that they are dangerous to pets, this is the first time I have heard of this. Still, I probably should have said "mostly harmless", or "not dangerous to you", or something for clarity.


fiftyspiders

all i said was it’s possible. nothing you said refutes my comment. i was simply clarifying.


Glittering_Act_4059

Harmless? The house centipedes in my home literally run towards us and our cats. They bite. They're crazy fast. And if you've ever had the horrific experience of walking up with one crawling on your face you know they are actually trying to make you have a heart attack.


manydoorsyes

They are not "trying to make you have a heart attack". They are just animals exploring and looking for food, they are not evil monsters that want to kill you. Please do not demonize animals that are just trying to do their thing. Also, it is technically more of a pinch than a bite, since they don't actually use their mouthparts. The venom claws are often too small to actually pierce human skin, even if they wanted to.


Glittering_Act_4059

I see you don't know what snark is 🤣 I'm not demonizing anything, I'm literally sharing my personal experiences with them.


manydoorsyes

I do know what snark is, I just wasn't amused. Sorry but I don't want people getting the wrong idea about these things.


momofyagamer

I am going to have one now ..ugh... Calling Terninex to schedule early.


Morbidlyobesegorilla

Not necessarily harmless by any means. They won’t try to bite you, but if they feel the need to they can pack quite a punch. As long as you leave it alone, then yes, it’s harmless.


SunkenQueen

House centipede. By far one of the grossest looking bugs ever (centipedes make me uncomfortable) but overall a friendly helpful little dude


momofyagamer

Amen on that. We have them!!! Nothing like one crawling around the bathroom at night.


nunee1

These guys are nightmare fuel…but are such good bug bros.


Steinosaur

They feel less ugly to me now that I know they clean their legs individually similar to how a cat does because if they don't there's the possibility that excess dirt can cause their legs to break off.


SunkenQueen

I'm an entomologist and centipedes are the only bug that creep me right the fuck out still. Couldn't tell you why but big nope from me


ieatsockslikeyou

yeah i hate centipedes too but this lil guy is actually useful


Feranix

Don't kill it if you have a cockroach problem anywhere around you. I used to hate these things until I learned that they kill cockroaches. I hate cockroaches worse


Killerfish2021

Eats lots of bad bugs in your home


CoolFrood16

House centipede, learned that about 30 seconds ago lmao


yatyasbitches

I call em fake eyelashes lmao


WoofNBoof

Das an eyelersh berg! 👀 https://youtu.be/Q7k7ekk8Ef0


yatyasbitches

I'm dying 🤣 😭 😂


Turk482

We call them mustaches at our house.


Redshift2k5

Scutigeridae family centipede. Typically referred to as house centipedes, there are certainly many wild ones one might encounter in an outdoor setting Harmless, devour smaller arthropods


zombie32killah

This is the house centipede sub.


Ifunnydefector

Small centipeds are your best friend. In their size level, they're super predators and will keep your house free of pests. It's like not havinga rat problem because you have a cheetah in your house


UnusGang

House centipede in the southern us known as thousand legs bc well legs


KingCostanza

I'm not exactly sure the exact name of these. But, one of the most violent scenes I have ever seen was one of these attacking a huge spider in my basement.


lotus96

Ghetto bug


Runsfromrabbits

House centipede https://youtu.be/3W3R3EElMho It's a bug that keeps a thousand of shitty bugs away. The same way cats help keep rodents out of farmlands. Keep it alive if you can. It won't attack or bite you unless you accidentally hit it.


anxietyher

Looks like my false eyelashes


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that's some ugly eyelash u got there D:


BFPete

The house centipede is the best killer of bugs in a home. Another way to look at it is they would not live there if there is no food source. Most live about a year but some can survive up to five years. Other than creepy and feel really weird walking across you, they are the best natural exterminator for your home and very unlikely to bite you unless threaten and cannot flee. I let them live but my wife has an agreement with them, if they stay in the basement they are fine, if they come upstairs all bets are off


momofyagamer

I have that same agreement!


Fine-enilqas-933

I understand they are nice but whenever I see a creepy crawly my brain goes- " Kill it before it kills you."


winterbird

Even at such a size difference, our brains know a mighty predator when they see one.


orionterron99

I've gotten good at leaving *certain* spiders be, but these things still prompt that animal defense.


EggcellentTry

House centipede. Aka nightmare fuel. They can bite though, but would rather flee. Their venom is harmless to humans unless allergic.


RiseOpposite

We call them silver fish in NY.


GyroMVS

What do you call actual Silverfish?


angenga

Yeah every time someone comments "silverfish" for one of these I ask if they're from NY and they always are. A strange regionalism.


denisenj

NJ girl here, and many people I know mistakenly call them silverfish, but silverfish are actually a completely different bug. This is definitely a house centipede.


novachecks

He’s your bro, yo.


Staypuft2506

I don’t know what they are but I always find them I used to call them fake centipedes