It can be unsettling to find creepy crawlies in the home and one man has been hailed a 'hero' after detailing his hilarious run-in with a centipede when discovering it lurking in his daughter's bedroom.
Posting a video of the terrifying looking insect to Twitter, the man declared that he "sealed every window" in an effort to stop any more from entering his home, after finding the large centipede crawling up the side of an armchair.
"I almost had set the crib on fire yesterday," he confessed on Twitter. "I just spent a 50ball at Lowe’s on everything pest control."
"I found where it came in and sealed every window in the crib and some," he finished the tweet.
The user hilariously detailed his encounter with the bug
The Texas based man, who goes by the Twitter handle @VickGlaze, was inundated with users assuring him the bug wasn't going to hurt him, to which he swiftly responded by saying that doesn't stop him from being terrified by it.
"YALL CAN SAY ALL YALL WANT ABOUT “THE BITE NOT BEING TO BAD AND IT WON'T KILL ME”. I DO NOT HAVE THE COMBAT TRAINING FOR THIS," he wrote, adding: "BEFORE YESTERDAY I AINT KNOW THE MF EXIST!!"
A lot of people asking what happened….. like I said I didn’t think it had a weakness so it got trapped in Tupperware using some long as toys drove some miles down the road and thrown. I had to create distance cause I don’t know if it picks up sent or what
— Miami Vice II (@VickGlaze) July 27, 2021
In a later tweet, the father explained his extraction strategy.
"I didn’t think it had a weakness so it got trapped in Tupperware using some long a** toys drove some miles down the road and thrown," he wrote. "I had to create distance cause I don’t know if it picks up [scent] or what."
"What is covid doin to these bugs dawg," he asked later. " I got all these people telling ME that I need to start looking for the other one??!! Why did God let something this big travel in packs?!! I’m in shambles on no sleep."
Twitter users praise the father for his 'brave' mission
Twitter users loved the detailed de-bugging recount, many praising him for his "brave" approach to removing the massive centipede, while others speculated as to what type of centipede it was.
"That looks like Scolopendromorpha 'Giant Centipede,'" one user commented on the video. "They tend to use their venom to paralyze their prey so if you’re going to try to grab it watch out for the stinger. Their bites are painful so please be careful."
"That’s a Texas redhead centipede, they’re venomous but their stings are “mild” (much like a bee)," another added. 'They usually eat lizards, toads, snakes, and even mice."
Although according to the man, he was glad he didn't read what "powers" the bug possessed before removing it from his home.
"I ain’t [brave]," he said, admitting that he's even more terrified after people told him what kind of bug it is, adding: "Dawg, I don’t breathe without checking walls and corners first."
However, despite facing a possibly venomous centipede, he was happy to report he now has an insect-free home.
"I’m alive," the bug catcher joked. "But at what cost."
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