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    ewww -- make my skin crawl!! No idea why but I'm finding quite a few in the house. Anyone have any advice?? I swear I'd take spiders any day over these things. We do have a basement but I'm finding them up in the upstairs bedroom, the kitchen. I think we're under attack!

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    I'm having the same problem right now myself...wish I knew what to do. My MIL gets them so bad that you can't walk on her porch without hearing them crunch under your feet..EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

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    I see a few centipedes, but my bane out here is scorpions. For some reason, the baby scorpions seem to find their way into the house a lot. Every time I see a centipede, it is dying. I do have a pest control service that sprays around the house bi-monthly, and that has reduced the creepy-crawly population down to about zero. I wonder if you could try spraying around the foundation of your house with insecticide? Or try diatomaceous earth? The latter might be an expensive proposition if you have a large "footprint" for your house, but would be more environmentally friendly. It is supposed to work well to repel ants, but I don't know about 'pedes!
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    this is a pic of the ones we get....

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    that wood creep me out........ I have an ant problem
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    ewwww!!

    I have ants, too. The bug guy has been out twice now. Still got 'em.YUCK!

    My bugs in the basement don't look like that.....mine look more like the black things you see at the zoo...just much smaller.

    I called the county extension office & asked them about wht to do about them.......

    Maybe try calling your's.....maybe they have some ideas.

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    I never had them before but today I actually found one crawling on the kitchen floor & the girlz saw it first then I just squished it W/my shoe!

    Actually shocking for me to be online @ this time since it's dinnertime & DH is eating hash (we made it ourselves) He told me told bring my notebook downstairs to look up something & I also think he found out when I'm upstairs as he calls it hiding I'm using my PC. My food is too hot to eat so I got a few minutes to type now!

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