Why You Should Never Squash a House Centipede

. Centipedes are far from being bad guys. These pests are actually unsung heroes!

According to Rodale’s Organic Life,  centipedes (Scutigera coleoptrata) tend to lurk in the humid areas of homes looking for prey, including cockroaches, termites, spiders, and silverfish.

Centipedes have 30 legs, so they can move fast, but that’s not the only impressive thing about them. Their front two legs double as fangs that are filled with venom to inject their victims with.

Plus, their other legs allow the centipedes to attack and trap insects. They’re very hungry insects, too, with a high metabolic rate, so expect them to do the job of clearing those pests out of your home for good in no time.

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