Research Paper On Firebrats

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Fighting Firebrats Without Fire | How to Get Rid of the Tiny Brats Terrorizing Your Family With two long antennae and three appendages that look like tails, firebrats [] are hairy insects that look like something out of an alien movie. Also known as bristletails, these fast-moving insects often startle and scare homeowners. Don’t let firebrats take over your house. Follow the tips below to get rid of firebrats and stop them from terrorizing your family. Don’t Try to Fight Firebrats With Fire Firebrats get their name because they love warm environments. This is why they gather around ovens, boilers, and hot pipes. It’s also why you’ll frequently find them in your shower or bathtub.…show more content…
The combination is of heat and moisture is exactly what the tiny insects are looking for. Because of this, your family probably first noticed the firebrats trapped in a shower or tub. An encounter with such an odd looking insect when unexpected and barefoot is a recipe for fear, especially for the younger ones in your family. The good news is that, aside from causing fear, firebrats are harmless to people. The bad news is that they multiply rapidly and can contaminate your food. Fight Firebrats Without Fire So how do you get rid of the firebrats in your home? Start by getting rid of their favorite thing — moisture. Firebrats need moisture to survive, and they will stick around as long as they keep finding it. To get rid of moisture, make sure your house doesn’t have any major water leaks. If your washing machine is leaking, have it fixed. If there’s a slow drip under your sink, have that fixed. Roof leaks are another concern. If you find that the paint on your walls or ceiling is bubbling, chances are you have an external leak of some sort. Most likely you have a roof leak. Even if it’s a slow leak, eventually water and moisture accumulate and cause mold to grow and insects like firebrats to start
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