Silverfish

Ant
Silver/Brown
Color
12-19 mm
Size
30
Legs
Very Not
Danger
SCHEDULE MY INSPECTION Silverfish are silver or brown grey and measure about 12-19 mm long. Their bodies are carrot shaped and they have two long antennas on their head. You may also notice that their bodies have scales. These very quick on their feet creatures can survive almost anywhere and especially like dark areas that are humid. They thrive in basements, bathrooms and kitchens. The reason why it is important to get rid of them is because they are very destructive when it comes to their eating habits. They enjoy feeding on carbohydrates such as meat, paper and flour and you may even find them in an unopened bag of food. These pests can survive for up to a year without food and generally live anywhere from two to eight years. They are quick to reproduce and you may not even notice you have them in your home until you have a full blown infestation.

Signs of Infestation:

A silverfish infestation could become very bothersome especially if they are all over your home. They are often found in bookshelves, your basement and even in food packages that are unopened. These pests can survive in almost any environment especially in dark humid areas. If you have an infestation you will notice many things chewed on, as they eat just about everything. From paper to dusty old books, they will eat whatever they can. An infestation of this kind is something that you don't want to take lightly, as they are very fast reproducers. The best ways to prevent an infestation is to eliminate any standing water, vacuum hard to reach areas and store food in tight containers. To get rid of silverfish completely, contact a pest technician who can eliminate them.

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