Centipedes when indoors mate in dark, cool, damp cracks and crevices, either in basements, crawlspaces, cellars, cupboards near damp areas, or bathrooms. When the eggs hatch the larvae go through 5 to 6 molts, where they grown a set of legs each molt, they then go through 4 more adolescent molts before they reach full grown adults. Centipedes are very long lived creatures, sometimes in the right conditions up to 6 years.
When House Centipedes are found are found indoors you may find them in basements, crawlspaces, cellars, unfinished areas of a home, under the foundations of homes, bathrooms, etc. These creatures run swiftly when disturbed and may even seem to be running toward you at time, but this is only because they feel your clothing may be a suitable hiding place for them. The House Centipede may look scary, but they are harmless to humans, they are found in small numbers maybe three at the most, and if they are handled carelessly, one may be bitten which only equates to a slight bee sting, possibly no reaction at all.