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.
Published November 6th, 2012 1:27 PM
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