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Unread 08-22-2007, 01:12 PM
 
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Default Centipedes - how do you kill them????

I have read every post on peoples stories on how big their centipede is. All I want to know is how to kill them and make them not EVER come into the house again. I won't bore you with my story.....Please Help!!!

 
Unread 08-22-2007, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawai'i
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They squish, but watch out for bare feet. Best thing to do is put a barrier around your home so that when they do get in they are mostly dead already. Whenever it rains my husband gets out the spray and then sprinkles this other stuff all around the outside of the house. We rarely find one alive in the house. It's all part of living here ... like ants!!! My son went to school and they were talking about their pets. He says I have a lot of ants, the teacher says we all have ants. They are harder for me to deal with than the centipedes.
 
Unread 08-22-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Big Island
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Hehe! Lambert you made me LOL! Here in Indiana we have these tiny ants that are attracted to water, not much you can do to get rid of them. But my little one likes to talk to them and build lego houses for them to live in, They don't bite and they are quiet, not bad pets at all!
 
Unread 08-22-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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They squish, but watch out for bare feet. Best thing to do is put a barrier around your home so that when they do get in they are mostly dead already. Whenever it rains my husband gets out the spray and then sprinkles this other stuff all around the outside of the house. We rarely find one alive in the house. It's all part of living here ... like ants!!! My son went to school and they were talking about their pets. He says I have a lot of ants, the teacher says we all have ants. They are harder for me to deal with than the centipedes.
What's "this other stuff" that he sprinkles?
 
Unread 08-22-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawai'i
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I just checked in the garage and the stuff he uses to sprinkle around the barrier of the house is called Triazicide.
 
Unread 08-22-2007, 06:52 PM
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Location: not sure, but there's a hell of a lot of water around here!
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It's considered bad luck amoung locals to kill a centipede, it could, after all, be someones "amakua", Hawaiian for the equivalent of a gaurdian angel. If you don't startle a centipede thats "visiting" your hale, it's fairly easy to just cover them with a small tuperware container, slip a thin piece of cardboard underneath, and escort your visitor outdoors. BUT, if you startle one of these guys, you would be amazed at how fast they can move, once all those legs get in motion they turn into little racers. Thats when a vacum cleaner with a hose attatchment can come in really handy! Don't even think of using Raid, you'll just get laughed at. Just wait until you get a full grown cane spider in your place, those things can really holo!

Aloha and okolemaluna
 
Unread 08-22-2007, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Honolulu Hawaii
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My wife Haunani calls me a "big Panty" cause I am scared of them. She gently takes off her slippas, catches the critter between them and takes them outside and over the fence to the gulch.. she never kills them.

Last year, we visited a Moloka'i, in the middle of the night, the trash cans go tumbling, I am thinking (*$^@^$($^ PIGS!! I go out barefooted and root around picking up the overturned trash, and bam! one hits me on the big toe, in jumping around I land on the same foot and it's partner hits me in the small of the palm of my foot, bam!!

I limped around and got all sickly and panty and had to get some steriod shots when I came back to Oahu... Did I say I was a Panty around centipedes!?!?
 
Unread 08-22-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Gosh I feel your pain! I had problems with those nasty bugs at my old apt. in Eagan. The ones I had were the size of full grown birds! I am not kidding. Creepiest looking things ever! After months of screaming and crying to my landlord he finally had an exterminator come. They came back after three months and needed another spray! I finally moved outta there. I am still tormented.
 
Unread 08-23-2007, 05:16 AM
 
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Don't kill them, they eat the big roaches.............

You could of course kill the roaches, then no more centipedes.

Combat roach gel is pretty good.
 
Unread 08-23-2007, 10:04 AM
 
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When we were kids a few of us kept centipedes for pets. We would catch them and clip their pinchers off. Almost got kicked out of school for showing off our "pets" to the class at show and tell. Teacher went screaming out of class and off to the principal we went.
A few years later we were shorline fishing on the backside of Hawaii. In my sleep I rolled over onto one and was stung many times on my back. Wound up getting helecoptered out of there because my back swelled up and there was no way I could hike out with 50 lbs on my back. I have never felt pain like that before or again. Of all the bugs in Hawaii the centipede packs the biggest wallop.
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