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    What is this bug?

    Found in my house..took picture then killed it. Now I ask questions. Hope it's not something beneficial.
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    Re: What is this bug?

    I'm not sure, but I also killed one of them in my house last night.



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    Re: What is this bug?

    House Centipede. Kill it with fire.


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    Re: What is this bug?

    Centipede. My old apartment was loaded with them.



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    Re: What is this bug?

    Miniature poodle?



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    Re: What is this bug?

    The one I killed was about 2-2.5 inches long, doesnt seem like a regular centipede.



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    Re: What is this bug?

    I've seen these before. Never knew what they were until I saw a thread on reddit and some bug expert answered it. I think they are harmless and eat a lot of bugs and insects that you wouldn't want in your house.

    Then, again, they are creepy as hell and scare the **** out of you when they scurry across the floor.



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    Ewww



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    It's called a Silverfish. They are nasty little creatures.



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    Re: What is this bug?

    House centipede. Can bite, so you shouldn't pet it, but they are common and beneficial. Fast little things, too.


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    Re: What is this bug?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    It's called a Silverfish. They are nasty little creatures.
    Not a silverfish. They are smaller, but are remarkable in their own right. They have no real eyes... but have light sensors on their back. Awesome.


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    Oh, and lasers too.


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    Re: What is this bug?

    Good eating; deep fried with a side of lemon aioli.



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    Re: What is this bug?

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Not a silverfish. They are smaller, but are remarkable in their own right. They have no real eyes... but have light sensors on their back. Awesome.
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