Silverfish

ABOUT SILVERFISH

Silverfish can be found in wood piles, debris piled on the soil, in and under plywood and cardboard. They can easily climb up and find entrances into building. They often enter buildings from cardboard boxes, books and papers. Heat ducts from basements ca be ways to spread.

CONTROL OF SILVERFISH

Inspect their preferred habitat and eliminate moisture. Remove their food sources. Remove anything stored against or near the exterior. The cleared building can then be treated.

CHARACTERISTICS OF SILVERFISH

Silverfish have a teardrop shaped body with three long tail-like appendages. They are covered with silvery scales and are found throughout the world. They are 1/2 - 3/4" long not including their tails. Females lay 1-3 eggs per day and most require heat and relative humidity. Development can take 2-3 years, with their lifecycle being about three years. They hide during the day, resting in tight cracks or crevices. They can be found anywhere in the house or commercial buildings. They are good climbers!