Silverfish

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Silverfish are chewing insects and general feeders but prefer carbohydrates and protein, including flour, dried meat, rolled oats, paper, carpet, clothing, book bindings, photos and glue. Their bodies are anywhere from silver to brown in color and covered with fine scales. Adults are up to 3/4 inch long, elongated and oval in shape and have three long tail projections as well as two long antennea. They can survive for long periods, up to a year, without eating but must have some moisture. They need 75% to 90% humidity and prefer temperatures from 70 to 80 degrees feherenheight. Typically they're found in basements, bathrooms, garages, closets and even attics. They are fast running and mostly active at night. Although they contaminate food they don't transmit disease to humans and are generally more annoying and embarrasing than dangerous.