I found a silverfish bug in my bathtub!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes! I hate them. They’re all over in our apartments up here, especially in the winter. And they’re so dang fast, too! I think they like to bite clothes, so be sure to keep clothes baskets up off the floor. Dang little buggers. Smack them when you see them! Not sure how to keep them away though. :-/

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

aHHHH I shouldnt have clicked on that link.. ugh now I wont be able to sleep so Im sure your freaking out

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I found one from time to time in my old apartment. I always killed it and then wouldn’t see another for a long time. Try not to worry too much about them. They are harmless. The worst thing they can do is eat your stuff. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This page tells you how to get rid of them!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ive never seen one but I would def be calling an exterminator first thing in the morning!!!!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

They really are harmless. I wouldn’t freak out.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Shewww!!! I am soooo freaked out

why?  not saying creepy crawlies are fun but its not the end of the world and as long as your home isnt a pig sty it could be a visitor from a neighbour – you said it was only one

although we have our house sprayed we generally co-exist with our critters, i regularly have a converstation with the huntsman spider that lives in the laundry room, reminding him he has to stay in the laundry or he will be shown the door

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Like @kaylee26: & @eloping: said, they’re really not horrid. I mean, yeah, they’re icky just because they’re there, but really, they’re like spiders. And all the pages I’ve read as well say that they’ll just lay all these eggs, but I’ve NEVER seen more than 1 at a time, and only every once in a while, and never anywhere other than my floor. No infestation, just a bit of grumbling under my breath once or twice a month when I see a little bugger. I think they come up from the pipes under the apartment (campus uses steam heat, so there’s obviously lots of moisture all over). Our elementary school would get one in the sink every once in a while.

I equate them to spiders (minus my spider phobia, but I mean that they’re just a house pest). Don’t like them, but they’re there. Then again, I grew up out on the farm where we’d have to throw shoes at mice every once in a while….so little harmless bugs don’t really creep me out much. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Don’t worry! I found one in our old apartment once… we had the exterminator come (paid for by the apt complex) and never saw any more for the rest of the time we lived there (almost a year). I found one in our house when we first moved in (the house had been empty for a bit before we moved in, so there were some bugs.. ech!), but I cleaned everything really well and my husband sprayed the house for bugs and we haven’t seen any since (5ish months). 

It’s probably just a one-time thing! Although, gross that it was in the bathtub of all places! Both times I found one they were just in a corner on the tile floor by the baseboard.

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