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Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata

Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata
Warrenville, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
September 26, 2009
Size: Body = 25mm Overall = 7cm

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I used to be creeped out by these.
Then when I moved into my apartment I had a lot of them (would find one a week or more). By being exposed to them I am now not as bothered by them and will even let them roam sometimes.

There have not been than many lately so I guess I "keep house" better than the previous residents.

 
Scutigera House Centipede
Thank you for IDing my bug for me. I notice you are in Illinois, I am inland So. California... same bug!!!

 
They Creep
Me out totally. Killing them is not fun (or easy) either, so I just don't do it. I moved out of that house anyway and the new house does not have them (or the spiders).

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