Centipedes a.k.a. “hundred-leggers”, are an elongated, flattened insect, bearing one pair of legs per body segment. The actual total number of legs in most species of centipedes is closer to 30 than 100. Adult centipedes will typically be brownish and up to or over 1 inch in length. The common house centipede is a species of centipede that commonly invades buildings, it has long legs that enable it to move quickly.
Centipedes usually are found in damper, darker places, such as under stones, leaf mulch, or rotting logs. Indoors, centipedes may dwell in damp areas of basements, closets, bathrooms, or anywhere in the home where other insects can be found.