House Centipedes

House Centipedes

  • Brown to grayish yellow
  • Flattened body
  • 1-6 inches in length
  • One pair of legs on each body segment
  • Can run very fast
  • Live outdoors in damp areas such as under leaves, stones, tree bark, and mulch
  • Found indoors in cellars and bathrooms
  • Eats insects, insect larvae, and spiders
  • Have forcipules, a venomous pincer-like appendage found just behind the head