Even if you find a centipede at home, never crush it!

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You are approaching a centipede… this creepy insect with many legs … A familiar but unwanted sight. Overwhelmed by a mixture of fear, panic, and dislike, you carefully catch the slipper. You chase the insect, but what he is going to do is unpredictable. And if the centipede is not the enemy you think? what if what it’s looking for is not you, but it is chasing something else? What If the instinct that guides you is incorrect?

Is it time to get to know this insect better?

Friend or enemy?

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Are the centipedes our enemies? To be honest, they look scary! They have countless legs, and antennas, and are poisonous. Okay, they are not particularly toxic to Humans, but whatever else they bite!

But even if it bites you, which is rarely happening, it only causes a little pain and leaves a small knob. It only bites if you lift it up and disturb it persistently. No matter how incredible it sounds, centipedes just want to coexist peacefully with people!

Lifestyle of Centipedes

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Because they are nocturnal, they are not usually perceived by humans. They like dark and wet places, so you will see them more often in rooms with less traffic, such as bathrooms and basements. They are lonely creatures and do not make nests. Because they don’t like overcrowding, there is no reason to worry about a big invasion.

Did you know that in some countries Centipedes are sold for pets or zoo exhibits and that there are Centipede fighters?

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