1/2-1 inch in length. Slender, shiny, silver or gray with long antennae and three tail-like appendages in back.Silverfish prefer warm, damp, undisturbed areas and may go undetected for years. They live in cracks & voids and are commonly found in attics, basements and crawl spaces. Because they feed on fungal molds and organic matter, they are also seen regularly in kitchens and bathrooms. Silverfish are one of the hardest insects to control, especially in homes with wood shake
(shingle) roofs since they hold moisture and allow for mold to grow, which serves as food for Silverfish. Treatment consists of reparing cracks & voids to minimize Silverfish and regular chemical treating in those hard-to-reach areas by a professional Pest Control technician.
This is a great time of year to take your houseplants outside for a bath. Insect and mite populations can sometimes build unnoticed, but not to worry. Take houseplants outside and gently hose them off. This will not only wash away harmful pests, but will remove dust from the leaf surfaces and leave plant pores cleaner and able to breathe easier.
If you don't want to hose them off, put an old cotton sock on each hand, dampen, then slide the leaves
between your palms.
Do not use anything else (mayonnaise, plant shine products, etc). They do more harm than good.
Commented on Jul 14, 2012
Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try. I usually use a squirt bottle with some mild soap