This is a true story. I was watching TV in my living room, minding my own business, when I felt a tickling feeling on my arms. I look down expecting to see a hair or a thread from my shirt. Instead I looked down a saw a multi-legged nightmare as big as my palm casually crawling on me.\nI never jumped up so quickly in my entire life!\nREAD ALSO: Everything You Need To Know About Montreal's "House Centipedes"\nFirst for context, here are a few terrifying facts about centipedes:\nThey can live up to 7 years\n\n\nThey CAN bite you!\n\n\nThe bite can become swollen and the pain is comparable to a bee sting.\n\n\nIt has venom in it's freakin' legs. \n\n\nThey're nocturnal, so you're more likely to have them crawl on you at night, which is just pure evil. \n\n\nWhen it is threatened, the centipede repels its enemy by emitting a foul odour.\nAs if I didn't already have a reason to panic.\nAfter spotting it, I whipped my hand at the speed of light, which sent the nefarious creature flying toward the wall, where I lost track of it.\nJust then, I turned towards my window only to see a second, larger centipede popping out of the drain hole beneath my window. Holy shit that thing was fast!\nI ran to grab the nearest object I could find, which happened to be a shoe, and crushed it before I could lose sight of it. I mounted it's head on a spike and left it as a warning to others, then I spend the next hour trying to locate the other one.\nUnfortunately I couldn't find it. Which means it's still out there in my apartment somewhere. Worse, now it's seeking revenge.\nSo why so many centipedes?\nIt turns out that all that rain we've had this summer has created the perfect breeding grounds for bugs, including centipedes who love damp humid places.\nSo if you want to get ride of them here a few tips:\nUse a fan, air conditioner or dehumidifier to keep your home dry. \n\n\nMake sure there are no piles of wood or leaves near your house. \n\n\nFill in cracks around your house using silica gel\n\n\nNever sleep again.