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Centipedes are predatory animals with pincers on their front legs that are infused with venom. When centipedes grasp their prey, they inject them with poisonous venom, which is referred to as a centipede bite. Centipedes are typically shy and would prefer to hide from humans, but if they are hunting for food or cornered, they will bite in self-defense.
All across the United States, homes are invaded by a creature called the house centipede. But finding a house centipede in other states is quite different than finding one here in Hawaii. If you are unlucky enough to come face to face with the wrong type of centipede in your Hawaii home, you may find yourself in a bad situation. There are three primary centipede species here in Hawaii that will enter homes. They go by names like lethobius, mecistocephalus, and scolopendra. But it is the scolopendra that you need to worry about. This centipede species can cause an extremely painful bite that some describe as the most pain they have ever felt. In today's article, we're going to explore how dangerous a bite from one of these centipedes actually can be.