Remember, I showed you something like what a giant Scolopendra looks like (Scolopendra gigantea)
The common flycatcher, it is also a home centipede, often starts up in private houses and cottages, it can also be found in apartments. Due to its considerable size, repulsive appearance and high speed of movement, this insect, which suddenly appeared in the house, often inspires terror to the residents. But the home centipede is a rather peaceful insect.
Let's find out more about it ...
The adult centipede can reach a length of up to 60 mm. It is yellowish gray or brown. Three red-violet or bluish stripes run along her back. Long legs are also striped. The number of legs (as well as body segments) in flycatchers increases with age: the newborn centipede has four pairs of legs (respectively - four segments of the body), as they grow older, their number gradually increases to 15 pairs. The legs of the last pair are so long that they are easily confused with a mustache. Faceted eyes provide an insect with excellent eyesight. Mustache long, whip-like. Insect can run very fast, reaching a speed of 40 cm per second.
Homeland centipedes are home to the Middle East, Southern Europe and North Africa. In nature, insects inhabit the fallen leaves under the trees. It is not surprising that for their refuge in the apartment they choose warm, humid places. House centipedes are predators. They feed on insects that live nearby. No wonder its second name is the common flycatcher. The centipede in the apartment exterminates cockroaches, fleas, moths, termites, flies, crickets and spiders. She attacks the victim, bites her, injects poison, and then eats. Common flycatchers, unlike their tropical congeners, can spend a lifetime in a house and are deservedly considered the most useful insects living in a man’s dwelling. However, people are afraid of these insects, besides, they sometimes bite. Despite the fact that the home centipede is poisonous, it is not capable of causing significant harm to humans. Her bite can only burn a little, like a bee. Flycatchers are not dangerous to humans, and they bite extremely rarely, only as self-defense.
In order to understand where the centipedes come from, you need to pay attention to what other insects live in the apartment. Usually they appear in search of food from the street or from a neighboring apartment.If centipedes can find a permanent power source in the house, then they are likely to appear in this room. Especially often centipedes are found in private homes, settling in basements, basements and underground floors, from where they go hunting, moving through all the rooms.
These insects are active both day and night, although it prefers dark time for hunting in an apartment or house. Possessing excellent eyesight, centipedes are excellent hunters. Completely motionless, they sit on the walls in the house, waiting for the reckless fly, cockroach or cricket, which domestic flycatchers feed on. Finding the victim, centipedes with amazing agility pursue her. Interestingly, these predators, if they manage to catch several insects at once, eat them in turn, while feeding on one prey, they keep the others with their paws. The cold season homemade centipedes spend, sinking in secluded places, although they are in warm rooms. With the onset of spring, the flycatchers emerge from the shelters and become active. With the help of long antennae, the centipedes constantly explore the surrounding space and,with an unfavorable change - the appearance of a draft, a decrease in temperature or the occurrence of a danger - they quickly flee to shelter or move to a more comfortable place.
Some standard methods of fighting insects in a house or apartment turn out to be ineffective against centipedes. This is due to the peculiarities of their life and nutrition. So, often recommended sticky traps against flycatchers are ineffective. Tearing off adherent paws, they quietly run away, and instead of torn off limbs, they soon grow new ones. Standard lures do not work on them either, since they feed exclusively on insects.
There is no need to fight with centipedes in the garden or on the plot, as they not only do not harm the garden crops, but also destroy pests. Moreover, the bite of this insect is harmless to humans, and they rarely bite.
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