(Closed) Thousand-legger bugs are running us out of our house… (Long)

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ew! Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry your apt turned out crappy. I’m not a PA bee, so I can’t help you there, but I have heard that centipedes don’t generally ‘infest’ an area, there are only a few (usually). I’d google a few ways to get rid of them (dehumidifiers, keep all food up and sealed away, trap them with sticky traps or certain powders, etc). Hopefully if you wipe out the few you’ve seen they’ll be gone for good.

But I sure as heck don’t blame you for not wanting to be around them, I’m disgusted by the little half inch silverfish we get here, I can’t imagine what I’d do if I saw a 4″ bug!!!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Sorry you are having to go through this, but what about having the landlord get a pest control person in there to take care of the problem?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

EWW EWW EWW. I’m so sorry about that!! I get box-elder beetles all over my apartment and that’s bad enough.. I think I’d jump out of my skin if I saw a centipede. Definitely call a pest control service.. or your landlord! That’s terrible.

I feel all itchy. I hate bugs!! I sympathize.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Kant: Holy crap. I hate that. I searched for solutions to spiders once and cried.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Kant: Yeah, the first way to ‘get rid’ of them on the page I found was to ‘squash them- the downside being you now have centipede guts on your floor.’ Ha, well thank you for the tip, helpful website!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have these in our house. I had NEVER seen one before Fiance and I moved into our place. They are so disgusting. One usually surprises me in one of the sinks or bathtubs and sometimes on the ceiling (that is THE WORST). They apparently eat spiders, which would be good if they weren’t so gross. I’d rather see a spider.

blechblechblechblech.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

awww eww… i looked up what to do… get a dehumidifier… they like moist damp places so if its nice and dry they prolly wont want to hang out with you anymore 🙂 then get rid of any house plants, or wood or leaf piles around your house. next if you are still seeing them try diatomaceous earth…. its basically finely crushed sea shells… but the centipedes eat it and it drys them up and tears up their insides… killing them (yay!)…. this stuff is pretty much all natural so its fine to use everywhere in the house and then you can just vacuum it up 🙂 hope this helps! 🙂

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Kant: Lol, ew! I wonder if you’ll be able to pull that rug up when you leave or if it’ll be glued to the floor.

I always skeeve out when I see a cricket or a beetle, but then I laugh – when we were little (I was about 8, my sister around 4ish) she called me outside sooooo proud of herself. I asked her what the big deal was, she’s like ‘look, I figured out how to kill them, just step on them until you feel the *C R U N C H*. (brief intermission while ya puke in your mouth a little) So now, even though they still just freak me out, I think of my goober little sister and her proud ‘discovery.’ O.o

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

A little off topic but when I was a teenager my bedroom was in the basement. We had some gross centepedes down there sometimes. Once when I was sleeping I woke up to something tickling my face/me smashing something on my face. I instantly woke all the way up and ran to the bathroom mirror, to find a huge smashed centepede stuck to my cheek. I screamed and cried for a long time. It was a very unpleasant experience. I feel your pain. Centepedes are so freaking gross and scary.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had to comment because *cringe* I am up and afraid to sleep because of “it”.  The spider that not only crawled across my computer screen but fell in between the bed and wall.  I know the minute I fall asleep it’s going to crawl back up here.  I’m laying here freaking out every time my hair touches my back.  I’m half tempted to wake up the sleeping SO so I can rip the bed from the wall, find it, and kill it.

 

So what do I do to keep my mind off it, come on here.  First post I clicked on was yours and I must say, you have so much more courage than me.  In your situation I would be standing on a couch with a can of hairspray (I don’t have any bug killer) weeping like a small mentally disturbed child.   I saw the spider and screamed and started flailing like my fingernails were on fire.  “It” is going down.  It may not be tonight, or tomorrow, but it’s on….

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