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Old 07-19-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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I don't know if it's just the exceptionally rainy year, but this is the first time these things have been in my house. They're only about 1" long, they don't really cause any trouble, I just don't like centipedes crawling around my house (mainly the basement). Anyone else have these little bastards invading their place? With a newborn, there's no way I'm bug-bombing...and I think they're just coming in under the back door anyway...AGH!


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Old 07-19-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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Can't answer your question, but we had a big ass centipede for the first time in our house a few weeks ago. Saw it up on the ceiling in the living room and it was a good 3-4 inches long. I don't mind bugs in the house, but that was just too much.


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Old 07-19-2009, 07:30 PM   #3
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We used to get them all the time back when I lived in Michigan. Seemed like they would always crawl out when you least expect it and freak you out.

Glad I don't have to deal with them out here
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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We don't have them, but we have Grasshoppers from hell !!!!

Not in the house, but outside they are eating all the flowers we planted this spring.
Flower boxes look like sh#t anymore.

We have a ton of Earwigs also, and they do get into the house.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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I've got the 3 inch-long black ones. They love compost and moldy hay bales. Mainly outside, but once in a while they show up inside.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:39 PM   #7
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Strange this is the first time they have invaded my space as well. I have found places that have literally thousands of them. Like under a barrel or in the sand next to the foundation.

Looked them up and read quite a bit and the seem harmless butt you are right they are just a little icky.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:44 PM   #8
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I spray malathion around the yard and especially around all the foundations of the buildings, spring and fall. I get ants and spiders and that sorta thing in the summer, and then it's those horrible little elder bug things invading in the fall. Also helps with mosquitoes.

The only good bug is a dead bug.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:54 AM   #9
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Are you talking about these (house centipedes)? They like moist environments and are harmless (don't bite), but are creepy as hell and I'm sure they carry plenty of bacteria that could cause problems. The good thing is that they are predators for other insects and don't eat your food/crumbs. I believe they also shed their legs as a defense mechanism... leaving stray, twitching legs as you try to swat at them.

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:06 AM   #10
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Yeah, don't spray for them with a newborn in the house. Just mash them....a 90 minute mash with some 2-row would be a good start.
Get it? mash.... you know, I mean, not with a shoe.... like, ummm....mash, you know... like we do when we brew.... with 2-row....
Hmmm, I think I need another pain pill..... I'll be back.


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