Scientific name: Thermobia domestica
Firebrats, Thermobia domestica are usually grouped with the Silverfish, Lepisma saccharina, because of similar traits and environmental & food preferences. Both seek environments which are moist and dark and found where temperatures are relatively warm and humid. They feed on mold, mildew and starches. Examples of starches they commonly seek are the paste used to hang wallpaper, books and other paper type products.