Silverfish...

Silverfish are considered household pests, due to their consumption and destruction of property. The silverfish's diet consists of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches. In urban areas, they can be found in attics, basements, bathtubs, sinks, kitchens, and showers.

Silverfish consume matter that contains polysaccharides, such as starches and dextrin in adhesives. These include book bindings, carpet, clothing, coffee, dandruff, glue, hair, some paints, paper, photos, plaster, and sugar. They will damage wallpaper in order to consume the paste. Silverfish can also cause damage to tapestries. Other substances they may eat include cotton, dead insects, linen, or silk. However, although they are responsible for the contamination of food and other types of damage, they do not transmit disease.

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