Blog — 03 April 2014

Silverfish are a nocturnal insect and like to come out at night but can also been seen in the day if disturbed.

The Silverfish are flat insect and typically they are 13–25 mm long with their bodies tapered at the end, giving them a fish-like appearance.

The newly hatched Silverfish are a whitish colour, but develop a greyish/silver colour with a metallic shine as they get older.

Silverfish do not have wings but they do have long antennae’s.

Silverfish move in a wiggling motion that resembles a fish.

Silverfish typically live around two to eight years.

Location in Home

Silverfish love dark and moist areas, they are generally found in your bathrooms, closets, garages and other places where it is humid.

What does Silverfish eat?

Silverfish eat polysaccahrides such as glue, book bindings, plaster, paint, sugar, coffee, hair, carpet, and dandruff. They can even live an entire lifetime without eating anything.

Why is Silverfish a Pest?

Silverfish are considered a household pest due to their consumption and destruction of items which are found in your property.

Prevention

Prevention is a little hard as silverfish can go without food and yet they can consume almost anything.

Professional Help

Sometimes a Silverfish infestation can be tricky to get rid of yourself. Silverfish infestations require professional treatment.

Pestfree pest control experts will be able to assess the situation within your home and determine the most effective methods of treatment.

Call Pestfree today on our Tollfree number 1800 15 30 10 to arrange an appointment for one of our friendly technicians to come out and treat your home.

 

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