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  • Can be found in homes and buildings throughout the United States.
  • Are small, silver-scaled insects, about one-half inch in length with two long antennae projecting from the front of the insect and three bristly antenna-like appendages projecting from the rear.
  • Live two to 3.5 years.
  • Prefer dark, warm, moist areas such as attics, closets, baseboards and around bathroom fixtures.
  • Feed on carbohydrates and proteins contained in flour, starch, cereal, paper, drywall and natural fiber clothing (cotton and linen).
  • Cause damage to books, wallpaper, flooring and clothing. Signs of silverfish damage include uneven holes in paper and small yellow stains on fabrics.