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Silverfish

Silverfish

Order Thysanura

  • Appearance  
    • About 1/4 inch - 1/2 inch long
    • Look like little little scorpions from above
    • Gray or silver -colored
    • Three strands extend from rear
  • Diet  
    • They love paste or starch, glue
    • Paper products
    • Clothing with starch coatings
  • Habits  
    • Nocturnal
    • Fast runners
    • Can jump
    • Normally located near excessive humidity
    • Are attracted to paper, wallpaper, infrequently used books and/or paper products that have a high starch content.
  • Reproduction  
    • 60-80 day reproductive cycle
    • Lay about 45 eggs per batch
    • Live 2 - 3 1/2 years or longer.
  • Other Information  
    • Found in most city buildings, living in wall voids
    • Enter apartments through pipe chases.

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