Yes, I know this is similar to the title I used when I wrote about the hardwood stump borers I find every now and then. But these bugs are just as damn scary, and this time they are inside the house.
Here’s the good news: I killed this one.
Here’s the bad news: it’s a baby (just only about a half inch long, or 1/4 their full-size, and not nearly as many legs).
Here’s the worst news: they move really fucking fast and this wasn’t the one I was aiming for.
This is a juvenile house centipede, which Wikipedia claims is one of the most “useful” house bugs because it eats the shit out of other bugs. It also bites (or stings, yay for dual wield) humans which results in a bee sting-like painful sore.
I am going to keep a body count; if I kill more than four of these the rest of the week I’m calling in an exterminator to nuke the house from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
In the meantime, I’m going to feel thousands of phantom centipedes crawling across my body. :