For some reason, my (mostly unfinished) basement has centipedes (they almost never come upstairs). And my question is whether it’s worthwhile to kill them.
On the one had, they freak out most of the female members of the family, even more than other bugs, I think, since they move so fast. OTOH, they probably kill quite a lot of other bugs down there - otherwise they wouldn’t remain/survive.
I suppose it boils down to how many bugs they kill per day/week. I’ve decided to kill spiders, because - based on what I see in their webs - they eat so little that it’s not worth having them around. But I don’t know about cendipedes. I imagine they must use up more energy than spiders, the way they’re constantly flitting around the place. But who knows.