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Compounds found in the feces of some bugs – including roaches like Periplaneta americana and silverfishes like Lepisma saccharina – can produce allergic reactions in some people, and even cause asthma.
These are the Jose Gourmet varieties that Kolender loves, plus his tips on serving them: These small silverfish come bathed in red pepper, carrot, piri-piri chiles, cloves, and laurel.
Both like it moist, but silverfish prefer cool places, while firebrats, as their name suggests, go for warmth.
Some papers have been eaten away by silverfish; others have gotten wet and smudged.
House centipedes (Scutigera coleoptrata) tend to lurk in the humid areas of homes looking for prey, including cockroaches, termites, spiders, and silverfish.
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First Known Use of silverfish
SILVERFISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of silverfish for English Language Learners
: a small silver-colored insect that does not have wings and that lives inside houses
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