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Sunday, August 27, 2006

House Centipedes Beneficial Too

The house centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) is a fast-moving carnivore that feeds on insects such as cockroaches, house flies, and other small house pests, and is thus beneficial in nature. Though generally harmless to humans, its alarming appearance and painful bite (like a bee sting) result in its extermination from residences.

Courtesy of Wikipedia.


  • Not nice to look at but if they help get rid of flies and other nasies I`ll leave them alone in future

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:07 am  

  • oops, meant `nasties`

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:08 am  

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