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A full grown silverfish or firebrat is approximately 1/2 inch long (13mm) and have carrot shaped bodies, tapering towards the rear. The immatures look identical to the adults but are smaller. They have 2 long antennae on their heads and 3 tail-like appendages on the tips of their abdomens. Firebrats prefer a warmer (over 90 degrees F) environment when compared to silverfish. Both insects are nocturnal and hide during the day. Most often these insects are encountered in the kitchen and bathroom.
Harm and Damage:
They are primarily a nuisance type pest and can cause damage to paper, book bindings, wallpaper, starchy products etc. Usually damage is minimal and they are not associated with the spread of any disease.