House centipede

6811.       I’ve seen it my my apartment once in a wile and idk what it is and I’m worried that it could be harmful. Id also like to know more about it if possible. Fort-Coulonge, Quebec. Canada

Number 6811. This is a house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata. This is an introduced species having a very wide distribution. They are general predators on other arthropods, and although not dangerous, they can deliver a painful bite if handled carelessly. Click here for more detailed information.