A Netizen Discovers an Insect in His House and People Online Claimed It was Not Aggressive but Beneficial

Instinctively, we would reach for the nearest weapon we could find to terminate crawling insects in our homes. Considering their tiny sizes, their scary appearance instantly sends goosebumps to people.

Recently, a group member shared photos of an insect he saw in his home in the Facebook group “Breaking News Community” and asked, “Does anyone know what kind of insect this is? It was found in my house.” The insect was about the size of his hand, was colored black, and was crawling up the window. It had long, thin legs, long antennas on its head and bottom, and looked very scary. The post attracted 35,000 reactions and more than 6,000 comments from netizens in less than a day!

According to Wikipedia, the insect he discovered is the Scutigera Coleoptrata, also known as the House Centipede. It has 15 pairs of legs, and its hind limbs are longer than its forelimbs. With incredible speed, it can climb up walls and ceilings at 42 centimeters per second. However, they prefer running on the floor. Its gross and scary appearance sends goosebumps to people, but it is considered to be beneficial to people’s homes since they feed on spiders, bed bugs, termites, cockroaches, silverfish, ants, and other household arthropods.

Here are some of the comments netizens left after reacting to the photos:

“The photo is so clear, and it looks disgusting!”

“I know you are a beneficial insect, but I still choose cockroaches.”

“It can’t even be killed by spraying insecticides.”

“It looks a bit gorgeous.”

“Please, please don’t show up in my house!”

“It eats cockroaches and spiders.”

“Every time they say about beneficial insects, I get scared.”

“I didn’t expect that my pet’s post would have tens of thousands of likes here. It seems that much people’s biological knowledge is seriously behind.”

“This is the first time I saw this in my life, and I hope it will be the last time.”

“Strong phobia explosion!”

“When I see this insect with many legs, my whole body starts feeling itchy.”

The Scutigera Coleoptrata or House Centipede may be a beneficial insect to our homes, but indeed, they still look gross and frightening!

Source: © Breaking News Community/Facebook

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