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Hello, I have a question , because I have not found the answer yet

this morning, I raised a flower pot in my garden, and there was a centipede under the pot; I am the only one who comes to this  garden and 10 days ago, I raised the same pot, and nothing under ; so , how could it come here ?  same question, in a kitchen, I found a baby centipede, so I looked if there was a nest somewhere, or an adult, or a hole through which it would have come: nothing, nothing ; same in a bed room 

so, how can they be where I found them ?  it's not "magic", there is an explanation 🙂 thanks 

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Erm, yes, they walked there, you would be amazed at how tiny a gap they can get through. The same applies to other little critters, the tiniest of openings that would seem impossible, but they do. Sorry the answer wasnt more mystic, but thats it.(IMHO)

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Is there a hole in the bottom of the flower pot for water drainage? It could be living in the soil in the pot and exit through the drainage hole. I've seen scorpions do that. As for the small ones in the kitchen/bedroom, as the above poster commented, they can squeeze through some very tiny openings, crawl along walls and even upside-down from places you cannot see. You might even carry one in from the garden on your shoe or pant-leg without realizing it.

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Only the other day, I'm sitting at my office desk, posting on Thaivisa.

 

I feel something on my foot, which I think is a fly, so I shake my foot, only to feel the same seconds later.

 

So I shake my foot for another 3 or 4 times, before I look under the desk, to see an approximate 15cm long centipede running over my foot. Luckily I didn't stung.

 

You can imagine I was in panic, so I shake it off again and it goes hiding under one of the desk doors.

 

I live in a western build house, with Upvc windows, and never a door or window is left open.

 

So how it got there nobody knows.

 

But I don't think that when you see one there is a nest.

 

I'm in Thailand 27 years, have encountered many centipedes, never seen a nest

 

I remember several years ago catching one in my bedroom as well

 

 

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1 hour ago, Susco said:

 

 

I live in a western build house, with Upvc windows, and never a door or window is left open.

 

So how it got there nobody knows.

 

But I don't think that when you see one there is a nest.

 

 

 

 

Yes, that's why I asked the question; no nest, how they can come here ? but we see that they can be everywhere, even in unexpected places ... they even climb walls and be in clothes , shoes etc 

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I had a 20cm one climb up the leg of my bed near my feet whilst I was sleeping, feeling something moving over my feet I involuntarily kicked out and got stung / bitten, it was like fire.    In my kicking I killed the centipede.  I was lucky it was the foot end of the bed not the head end.
They move very quickly and can enter the house even under small spaces.
 

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I've had many scorpions get into the house and destroyed a few brooms killing them. Very painful sting.

 

No centipedes in the house but loads outside.

 

For an example of how small a space those creatures can get through-

I took the cover off a fan controller in the village house and found a gekko inside all deformed. It had climbed inside when small and grown too large to get out. Survived a long time on the insects it caught.

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Most times  centipedes will be found  hiding in places that are a little bit damp such as under plant pots, leaves, or anywhere they  can crawl and stay in the daytime.They will also lay eggs in similar places if it is undisturbed.

Biggest ones I have ever seen exited from a gap between a concrete path and block wall after I started to water blast the concrete. They like damp but they  also drown  quite easily I have found, especially the smaller ones.

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13 hours ago, Susco said:

 

 

Since they are short, tinny and fast, maybe she was trying to tell you something 🙂

That's funny!

 

Now, let's add context to this thread (perhaps the OP saw something different??):

 

 

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Just now, Gumballl said:

perhaps the OP saw something different??):

 

During my Nakhon Nowhere exile years, the neighbors would bring in truck loads of Jack fruit, in season and process in the back. These little cuties would come over, and squeeze under the back door., on occasion. Nearly stepped on one during a midnight bathroom break. ....................    &*%$ers!

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They are predators, so are continuously on the hunt looking for prey. Can squeeze through the smallest of gaps. Evil looking things with a nasty bite. Makes me shudder to even think of them.

 

 

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