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. :)
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."
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
If you threw the lobster in a large pot of boiling water and served it hole,
then the customer should not eat that part.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Actually I think it is "house" centipede. See:
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! :(
thanks Don. what actually happened was I kept on seeing pics of the field
centipede (outdoors centipede), which looks nothing like the house
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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