The adult centipede is long, flattened, wormlike and can have over one hundred pairs of legs. They have from 15 to over 150 segments, and each segment has one pair of legs. The color is usually yellowish to dark brown and sometimes has dark stripes. Some species of the centipede can inflict a painful bite but is not lethal. All centipedes have poison jaws with which they inject to kill their prey. Most centipedes are nocturnal, coming out at night, unless disturbed. They are found in areas of high moisture such as bark, rotting logs, under stones, trash, piles of leaves and grass clippings. Centipedes are primarily carnivorous and obtain their required moisture from their prey. People say these guys are helpful in ridding homes of unwanted pests like cockroaches and moths. House centipedes like hiding in bathroom drain holes, so beware!