Centipedes or "hundred-leggers," are elongated, flattened animals, bearing one pair of legs per body segment. The actual total number of legs in most species is closer to 30 than to 100. Adult centipedes are usually brownish and over 1 inch in length. The house centipede, a species that commonly invades buildings, has long legs that enable it to run rapidly. Unlike millipedes, centipedes never coil up when disturbed.
Centipedes usually are found in damp., dark places, such as under stones, leaf mulch, or logs. Indoors, centipedes may occur in damp areas of basements, closets, or bathrooms, or anywhere in the home where insects occur. During the day they hide in dark cracks and crevices, coming out at night to search for insects to eat.
...And coming out at night is EXACTLY what the ugly things do! I came home to find...
1) in my pajamas
2) running across the kitchen floor
3) under my shoe once I decided I wasn't going to walk around barefoot, and
4) in the bathtub
I HATE THEM. ugh.