Unidentified Bugs In My House

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Thanks Kylie. I agree. The only problem though is that when you splat them, there leave their guts all over. And sometimes, they can get on a pipe or in a crevice, which is hard to swat.

yes. But ever since I saw on the show Mythbusters that daddy long leg spiders are venomous, I am more weary of them. And then there are those big hideous brown spiders that are fast, which totally horrify me. And having a beetle or moth buzz around your room at night while working at your computer is also annoying. Or go to reach for something, and ending up with a handful of spider web. :)
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Hah! When the little bastards scare me, I whap 'em -- shoe, towel, whatever's closest!!
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I think that's a more rational approach than spraying a non-selective insecticide.
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I hate those frigging things! They are one of my least favorite insects (and this from the only man on the planet who will jump on a table like the stereotypical woman seeing a mouse, but for me it just takes an Earwig or one of these nasty little things).
Not that it matters in the least, but they are colloquially called "thousand-leggers", which is giving them 10x too much credit, but what the hell :)
I don't care how beneficial they are, I'd gladly wipe them out of existence (in my house that is).
Earwigs aren't as icky, but we had an infestation in an apartment a couple of years ago. That was truly horrible. We'd get home from work every night and the first thing we did was kill the 20-30 Earwigs on the walls, floor, whatever else. Then we'd sit on the couch all night and jump the second we caught any movement out the corner of our eyes. Not pleasent, so I know what your going through.
I apologize to the "nature is good for you" camp. I don't disagree with you, I just don't care if your right or not! Death to all these creepy little crawling things!
On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 01:12:33 -0400, "Julie P."

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Millipede.
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It looks like a cross between a Centipede and a shrimp.
Bonnie in NJ
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I worked in a restarant cut the lobster in half , butterflied it inside out, pinched out the guts, poured a little clarified butter on it, and under the broiler . If you threw the lobster in a large pot of boiling water and served it hole, then the customer should not eat that part.
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Please put in a website or post to alt.binaries and post here a pointer (as in "go to alt.binaries and look for buggybug.jpg") rather than post a binary to a newsgroup where binary posting is frowned on...
Meanwhile, I did manage to receive it.

Different picture, same or similar enough bug. It is definitely a centipede, and I believe more specifically a "hose centipede", which has longer legs than the "field centipede".
You may have low web hits if you were looking for insects, since centipedes are not insects but myriapods (hope I spelled that one right).
All buggy things including leggy seafood with exoskeletons are in the phylum "arthropods". This includes these classes:
Insects - generally all have 6 legs (some in larval stage have additional and different "false legs") and most have wings when adults, while all other classes of arthropods lack wings and have 8 or more legs throughout their lives (barring amputation). Arachnids (spiders, mites, ticks, scorpions) Crustaceans (lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crayfish, sowbugs) Myriapods (centipedes and millipedes)
I doubt many pest control company websites mention non-insect arthropods or the arthropod phylum in general to the extent of mentioning things that many people consider seafood.
- Don Klipstein ( snipped-for-privacy@misty.com)
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Sorry, my mistake.

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Actually I think it is "house" centipede. See:
http://www.google.ca/search?q=%22house+centipede%22
I'm glad you put me on the right track though as we have them too. One escaped my grip (actually escaped my squish) just last night! :(
Dan O.
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thanks Don. what actually happened was I kept on seeing pics of the field centipede (outdoors centipede), which looks nothing like the house centipede.
As far as my problem since I first posted, I've killed a few more, but haven't seen any in the past few days. When I do find them though, they seem to be crawling on walls (near thresholds), which makes me scared now to reach around in a dark room to flick the light switch, or walk through a room in the dark, since I sometime brush up again the door frame or wall. Oh well, at least they seem to be declining.
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