One of the defense mechanisms of some insects is to startle you. That little pause is enough for them to sometimes get away. Well, what has a bunch of legs and moves at the speed of light? Eek! It could be a spider, but they only have eight legs. Could be a silverfish, but they usually one dash around if it is dark. No, not an ant, they are too slow. A cockroach would be a good guess but still now correct. The little creature we are describing is a house centipede and the freaky things will run right at you.
Just as you get over the fright, the thing is gone. Creepy as these things are, they are by no means the worst thing you might find around Texas. The Red-headed centipede is by far worse. Just to be clear, if you see a red-headed centipede in your house you’d probably move. They have a slight medical-grade venom and a bite that hurts. However, the thing that will keep you up at night is the fact that they are generally between 4-6 inches long. They not only startle you they freak you out.
It is one thing to flick on the light and find 20 cockroaches all heading in the opposite direction. It is quiet another thing to find any species of centipede in your home. Even a size 14 shoe is going to feel inadequate in the presence of a red-headed centipede. First, they move like a long-distance runner and you can hop on the chair, but they will climb right up it. You can find them on the ceiling as they have nice little spurs on their many feet to help them climb just about anything.
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