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Scolopendrphobia or Chilopodophobia is the fear of centipedes. One reason is that many centipedes produce venom. Another reason is the number of legs that centipedes have could gross and scare some people. Suffers would work very hard to keep centipedes out of the house, such as putting traps everywhere, spraying all rooms and corners, and cleaning and dusting all nooks and crannies.