Insect and Bug ID forum→Creepy crawlies on Peace Lily soil

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Fort Collins, CO (Zone 5b)
May 9, 2020 8:55 PM CST
I wanted to check if my Peace Lily needed watering after it's rain water bath and found these! Please help me identify them. The soil is a 50/50 indoor gardening soil and worm castings and watered/washed recently by rain water (if that helps). Are they good for the soil? Are they good for the plant? I have no idea! Please help!
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Name: Steve
Port Orchard, WA (Zone 8b)
May 9, 2020 9:27 PM CST
Looks like some sort of centipede. If so, they normally eat other bugs. I would remove them from the soil top and scoot them outside.
Fort Collins, CO (Zone 5b)
May 10, 2020 8:57 PM CST
Thanks! I scooped them up, washed the roots, and changed the media all together. I even sprayed a little 3% hydrogen peroxide on it for extra measure. Hopefully they don't come back because I feel like I could not have a break these days.

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