Subject: Several in my apartment
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
February 19, 2014 3:35 pm
I’m a little concerned about what these are since there are so many in my apartment. I’m assuming it isn’t a cockroach – there’s no food in the apartment. I’m not currently living there. There are holes in many of my clothes and I’m wondering if it’s a carpet beetle. I caught 4 in about 10 minutes. Some are more pale that this one. I’m attaching the photo of the live one, but can also add photos of the ones I collected. Please help… It’s got me pretty freaked out how many there are.
Signature: Liza P


Dear Liza,
You’ve got Silverfish, a common household pest.  They are quite resourceful, and they will eat a wide variety of organic materials found in the typical home that are not generally considered food, including the starch in wallpaper glue and book bindings.

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