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Guinness23 posted 4/26/2014 20:13 PM

Ok. This is the first spring/summer I am living with my dad.

I JUST found a very ugly centipede in a bathroom here. 3 weeks ago, I saw one in the basement and put down sticky pads that yielded no one. In MY (foreclosed) house, I would do what I wanted to get rid of these - salt- bug spray etc. WHAT do I do NOW that I am living with my dad in HIS house?? Plus, I have a little dog. How do I protect him? I live in rural Indiana where basically I am living on a dune and a marsh which brings about THOSE kind of bugs.

WHAT DO I DO?? I am revolted with bugs. In my own house, "I" WAS the decision maker. What do I do???

tushnurse posted 4/26/2014 20:22 PM

Talk to your dad and ask if he cares if you hire an exterminator. Or google natural safe ways to exterminate bugs. Then ask dad if he cares if you take care of it.

Guinness23 posted 4/26/2014 20:26 PM

I am just so REVOLTED about ANY bugs. Not a good camper, eh?

This thing was meaty and disgusting!

Dad is 81-- he doesn't care about this yet alone spend money on an exterminator! Money needs to be spent on important things!

I am so damn disgusted!!!

Stillstings posted 4/26/2014 20:30 PM

Centipedes are not bugs but very hardy arthropods who are very resistant to control. YUCK!!

That exoskeleton sucks. Call an exterminator ASAP and see what they recommend.

jo2love posted 4/26/2014 20:37 PM

I hate bugs (minus ladybugs & butterflies), too. I was reading about something you plug into an electrical socket and it keeps bugs away. It doesn't hurt people or dogs. Not sure if it works. I'm still researching it.

Guinness23 posted 4/26/2014 20:39 PM

Ladybugs and butterflies are the ONLY bugs I tolerate, too!

I need to figure out what to do here...

Sad in AZ posted 4/26/2014 20:50 PM

From Orkin:

Because centipedes feed on insects and other arthropods, eliminating their food sources is a step toward controlling centipedes. For this reason, it’s ideal to identify all other pests inside houses and buildings before performing any pest control. Although centipedes may help homeowners get rid of insects like cockroaches and houseflies, large species could produce bites that are as painful as bee stings. Some centipedes can run quickly when disturbed. When they are handled, centipedes may bite, causing severe pain, numbness, discoloration and inflammation. For common house centipedes, setting sticky traps can be a way to accurately gauge centipede population levels. This activity will also help to identify potential routes of access within your home. If an infestation is confirmed, homeowners should try to reduce moisture and seal entry routes to the house or dwelling. Moisture in a building’s foundation can be a problem and lead to an infestation, as can water accumulated from the roof. Keep leaves, wood, compost and other organic material away from the sides of the home or building.

Lucky2HaveMe posted 4/27/2014 07:47 AM

UGH! We have those damn house centipedes too. The exterminator pretty much told us "good luck getting rid of them."

They do eat spiders! LOL So that's a plus. They are ugly, disgusting little creatures. I feel your pain.

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