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~*...beware of the monsters in your basement...*~

that 420 guy

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i hate these monsters!



House Centipede
Centipedes are common arthropods with long, flattened, segmented bodies with one pair of legs per segment. The house centipede is up to 1 1/2 inches long and has 15 pairs of very long, almost thread-like, slender legs. Each leg is encircled by dark and white bands. The body is brown to grayish-yellow and has three dark stripes on top.
Though house centipedes are found both indoors and outdoors it is the occasional one on the bathroom or bedroom wall, or the one accidentally trapped in the bathtub, sink, or lavatory that causes the most concern. However, these locations are not where they normally originate. Centipedes prefer to live in damp portions of basements, closets, bathrooms, unexcavated areas under the house and beneath the bark of firewood stored indoors. They do not come up through the drain pipes.

House centipedes feed on small insects, insect larvae, and on spiders. Thus they are beneficial, though most homeowners take a different point-of-view and consider them a nuisance. Technically, the house centipede could bite, but it is considered harmless to people.

House centipede control consists of drying up and cleaning, as much as possible, the areas that serve as habitat and food source for centipedes. Residual insecticides can be applied to usual hiding places such as crawl spaces, dark corners in basements, baseboard cracks and crevices, openings in concrete slabs, under shelves, around stored boxes, and so forth. Residual insecticides available to homeowners include aerosols or hand pump products such as the "ant and roach killers" and "home pest control sprays" and dusts such as boric acid. Centipedes discovered outdoors should not be controlled.


just saw one crawl into a crack in the brickwork of our office. i've spent my life trying to get away from these monsters, yet they keep on finding me. they are ten times worse than spiders.

- that i hate basement monsters guy :cool:
 

H2Whoa

TRIBE Member
They creep me out. Not the little silverfish but the long hairy spotted or striped suckers. They are the leopards of the exoskeleton world. I used to live in a basement apartment and they would appear on the walls once in awhile.

The big ones are fast. I'm talking TRANSWARP speed. Tough as leather too. You have to hit them twice to kill them. 1 to stun, 2 to finish them off.
 

Bass-Invader

TRIBE Member
so *thats* what those things are!!
I thought they might be centipedes but i always thought centipedes were longer.

Those things are really fast too. And yeah i like spiders better, hell unless the spider is particularly gross looking, or a harvestman I pick them up and let them outside.
 
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that 420 guy

TRIBE Member
their legs have amind of their own

and even after you kill them, their legs still twitch...even when they are no longer connected to the body.

just plain nasty.

at least they aren't camel spiders.

- that twitchin leg guy :cool:
 

Bass-Invader

TRIBE Member
i knew a guy who used to pull the legs off of daddylonglegs until they were nothing but that round body.

it was so mean.

he even had a song for doing it, "legs, legs, gimme some legs, legs legs, gimme some legs."

Maybe his dad frequented strip clubs?
 
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deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Cheeka
^^^a girl that I was in Brownies with use to eat daddylonglegs...
the irony that you now hang out with a girl who has daddy as part of her name but eats other things
 
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