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Old 04-16-2016, 04:51 PM
 
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Six years in the house, and it seems every time I go to vacuum corners lately, out runs another house centipede. Nearly 30 years in SD county and I don't remember seeing these at all until about a year ago. Have I just been lucky, or are these sort of newcomers like brown widows?
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Old 04-16-2016, 06:14 PM
 
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I think they are common 'round these parts and do not carry disease, though creepy crawlers.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:45 PM
 
Location: North County San Diego Area
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Do they look like these?

I never saw these in SoFLa, but saw plenty of other bugs, Roaches were bad no matter what you did to treat them, they still came.

The House Centipede, these were very common in PA, damp areas would be in the basements and would come up into the house at night and would eat spiders, supposedly beneficial but they can sting. My wife had one crawl right across her face when she was sleeping and she woke up and slapped it not knowing what it was, till we saw legs all over the bedsheet and the body squirming on the floor. She was traumatized by it for a few months, it probably crawled over me first but I slept through it.

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Old 04-17-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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Yes, that's exactly what they look like. They're harmless, but at least one houseguest has freaked out by seeing one..
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Old 04-18-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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We've got some of the jumbo ones in the backyard. I'll take those over the widows or scorpions. Even had about a 5 inch tarantula in the house when we moved in.
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