Centipedes are elongated, flattened animals with one pair of legs per body segment.
The number of legs may vary from 10 to over 100, depending on the species. They have long jointed antennae.
The house centipede (photo above) is about an inch long, gray, with very long legs.
It lives outdoors as well as indoors and may be found in bathrooms, damp basements, closets, etc.
It feeds on insects and spiders.
If you see a centipede indoors, and can't live with it, escort it outdoors. Centipedes are beneficial by helping to control insect pests and spiders.