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K_lea83
May 31, 2020 5:07 AM CST
Hello, help ps! There are too many of this insect in the soil of my plant! How can I kill them? I'm in Lebanon, beirut.
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BigBill
May 31, 2020 5:24 AM CST
That is a good insect. You do not want to kill them. They are meat eaters, they eat other insects. Many of those insects will damage your plants.
A centipede is what you have and they DO NOT EAT PLANTS!
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K_lea83
May 31, 2020 6:10 AM CST
Thank you soo much for your answer!! But are they dangerous for human? Are they poisonnous? I have 2 kids and i'm afraid they sting us! The plant is on our balcony where I have many plants and flowers, and it's a place where we pass our time!
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
American Orchid Society Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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BigBill
May 31, 2020 6:43 AM CST
Yes they bite!
They have fangs and have a mild venom. Most humans would not really suffer at all. But some people might have a reaction more like a bee sting. There is no way to know just how allergic some person might be. But if you leave them alone, they won't bother you. They do not go chasing humans but if you touch one you might get bit. I would just leave them alone and stay away.
If you raise plants, the plants with attract insects, insects attract centipedes! It is just the way things are.
If you really do not want centipedes, then don't have plants. If you keep the area around the plants clean and tidy, clean up debris and get rid of insects that they feed on, you will have less centipedes.
Rodney Wilcox Jones, my idol!
Businessman, Orchid grower, hybridizer, lived to 107!
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