Have you ever spied one of these creepy crawlies? It's a Common House Centipede and I've seen some big ones in the basement. They usually stay out of sight during the day but occasionally I frighten one (and vice versa) at night when flipping on the light. They are just so freaky when you're not expecting it. But they are good bugs - by eating flies, ants and cockroaches, none of which I've found in the house. Since they rarely bite humans, as long as we keep our distance from each other and maintain a healthy respect for each others habits, we get along ok.