Subject: Should I be worried?
Location: Northern Ontario Canada
November 4, 2012 4:54 pm
I’ve got two bugs that have invaded my appartment. And no others in my building. Not bed bugs thankfully. But I’m wondering if I should be worried. Here is a pic of the first one.
Signature: Mark

Silverfish

Dear Mark,
Though we thought this creature somewhat resembled a Silverfish, we wanted to run it by Eric Eaton before responding to you.  Here is Eric’s comment.

Eric Eaton Responds
That is a (dead, shriveled?) silverfish or firebrat.  They are generally a nuisance more than a real pest, but they like to eat starchy materials.  They can be a real pain in libraries where they eat the dried glue in book bindings.
Eric

Location: Canada

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