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  • ½ to 1 inch
  • Brown or silver grey
  • Small, soft insects without wings
  • Nocturnal and can run swiftly
  • Occasionally found in bathtubs, seeking moisture and can’t climb out
  • Prefer vegetable matter with high carb and protein contents, but indoors, they will feed on almost anything such as dried beef, flour, starch, paper, gum, glue, cotton, linen, rayon, silk, sugar, molds, and breakfast cereal
  • Normally live outdoors under rocks, bark, and leaf mold, in nests of birds and mammals, and in any and termite nests
  • Those found in houses are generally found trapped in bathtubs, sinks, or washbasins
  • Lay eggs in groups up to 50 eggs
  • Eggs are very small and located in cracks and crevices
  • Females normally lay about 100 eggs during her lifetime – 2-8 years
  • Eggs will hatch anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months
  • Can go up to a year without food