Don’t Be Afraid

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Well, maybe a little when one suddenly darts up the wall from behind your desk at some ungodly hour of the night, like this fine specimen just did only then to hang out tolerant enough to let me get the camera up close and personal before moving on, and of course I let it.

The truth is your average house centipede wants nothing to do with humans and is actually quite beneficial to have around… unless you have a softspot for the pests it likes to eat such as spiders, bedbugs, termites, cockroaches, silverfish or ants.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."