On Jan 23, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
This species seem to be uncommon to rare in the Twin Cities area. I have only notice it two times at my Grandma's house in Roseville. They have longer legs than the more common species and tend to move slowly. The species I found was in a garden shed.
Edit: I have noticed a few at my house - seem to be on the increase in the Twin Cities.
On Apr 7, 2008, OutlawDJ from Middleburg, PA wrote:
I had one of these in the apartment I was living in located in Paxtonville, PA. I treated it as a pet and named it Herman. Herman was quite large, 5-6 inches long and over 2 inches wide from leg tip to leg tip. One big plus was that Herman was the only bug in that apartment, he ate everything else. I used to bring insects inside so he would have something to eat.
Herman was never very popular with the ladies. A bunch of us were watching videos one night and Herman ran across one of the girl's bare leg in the dark. Can you say pandemonium? I was very busy trying to get the lights turned on and yelling at everybody not to step on him. Herman managed to escape unharmed. For the rest of the night nobody sat on the floor and all the girls kept their legs curled up on the chairs. And they insisted that the lights stay on.
When I moved I caught Herman and took him to a friends house who was having trouble with earwigs. A few months later his house was bug free. They make a great natural pest control in the home if you can stand to have them around. Give it a try. I double dog dare you.
On Apr 23, 2008, marcona from El Dorado, CA wrote:
We have found many of this species in our home and around it. We have found it in our shirt sleeves when putting on clean clothes even. It has startled me more than a handful of times. I wasn't sure what it was till I came to this site and am wondering still if it is a dangerous kind of centipede to have. I have two very young children, one is not even walking yet, and I worry about their safety. If anyone knows anything more about this centipede, please let me know. Thanks.
On May 19, 2008, iris28 from (dana)Owensboro, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
we find them in the tub every so often , i try not to kill them we have no ants or spiders because they eat them or any other bugs for that matter , they have never bit any one around here , i read that they rarely sting .
On May 15, 2009, furiousbeen from Talbott, TN wrote:
I can't believe no one has reported them in this area before since they're so common here, we have them all over our basement. the problem is they find their way upstairs !! I understand they eat other insects, BUT..... they freak me out !!!!!!!!!!!!
I still haven't found out if they sting or not. I'm investing in BugBGone !