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Should I be worried that I got bit by a silverfish?

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: A tricky question

Most insect experts agree that silverfish actually don't bite humans, that their mouths and jaws are such that even if they tried they could only get a few layers of dead cells off the surface.
So it raises the question, are you sure you were bitten by a silverfish and not another insect? The answer could be quite different then.

In brief: A tricky question

Most insect experts agree that silverfish actually don't bite humans, that their mouths and jaws are such that even if they tried they could only get a few layers of dead cells off the surface.
So it raises the question, are you sure you were bitten by a silverfish and not another insect? The answer could be quite different then.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
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