Adult firebrats not including tails can reach up to 1/2 inch in length. Color is grayish or grayish with dark markings.
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What is the Firebrat's Diet?
Firebrats feed on carbohydrates and proteins. They will also attack paper, linen, cotton, silk, and other materials.
What is the Firebrat's Reproductive Cycle?
Female firebrats will lay about 1-3 batches of eggs (50-eggs per batch) in cracks and crevices. Firebrates usually live 1-2.5 years.
Where do Firebrats Live?
Firebrats prefer areas of high humidity, but temperature is a key factor. Firebrats can be found in areas of 90 degrees or more. The best places to look for them are in or near boiler rooms, bakeries, attics, steam tunnels, ovens, and hot water heaters.
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