Silverfish: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Adult Silverfish are approximately ¬Ĺ inch in length
  • They have a flattened body and have a silver coloring all throughout their entire bodies
  • They have long antennae and 3 bristletails (tail-like filament extending from their last segment)

Active Season

  • Silverfish prefer temperatures of 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit with at least 75% humidity
  • They can survive year-round indoors

Interesting Facts

  • Silverfish received their name from their appearance and style of movement
  • They feed on a wide variety of food sources (starches, sugars, organic material, proteins and carbohydrates)

Cause for Concern

  • Due to their diet Silverfish can cause damage to stored items such as books and papers as well as stored food items such as flour and oats
  • Generally found to be a nuisance and may cause a fright when unexpectedly found because of their abnormal appearance

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Most Silverfish infestations require the entire house to be treated, so people and pets will need to remain out of the house for 1 hour

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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