Here’s Why You Should Never Kill a House Centipede

There’s nothing more terrifying than watching a house centipede shoot across the floor and under your couch. It’s safe to say that most people are positively terrified of those crawling houseguests. House centipedes typically have 15 legs and can travel 1.3 feet per second, which explains why catching one is nearly impossible. Although they may be creepy, you may want to think twice before squashing them to bits. House centipedes are known for killing pests in your house that are even more unwelcome than they are. They kill roaches, moths, flies, silverfish and termites. They are considered active hunters and they don’t build nests or webs. They’re not interested in eating your wood, and they don’t carry any diseases. They simply want your bugs.