Bug in Apartment
Location: Central North Carolina, USA
February 12, 2011 1:39 pm
I see a lot of these bugs in my apartment. What are they? Are they roaches? How can I get rid of them and prevent them from coming back? Thanks!
Signature: HB


Dear HB,
This is a Silverfish, and it is a common household pest.  Judging by the number of recent identification requests we have received, they might be becoming more common.  Silverfish are reported to be very difficult to eradicate, and we do not give extermination advice.

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