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16 November

5 Facts About Silverfish

Silverfish can reproduce quickly so infestations can go unnoticed for a long period of time. You can find these insects in almost every room in your home – kitchen, laundry rooms, bathrooms, basements and attics. They can cause damage to silks, cotton and other fabrics.

5 Silverfish Facts

  1. Silverfish are about 1/2 inch long with two long antennae at the head end and three long tail-like appendages at their tail.
  2. Silverfish eat on a wide range of both plant and animal foods. They really like starches: glue on wallpaper, glue in book bindings,  starched shirts, flour, cereals, oatmeal.
  3. Most silverfish prefer high humidity (70 – 100%) with temperatures of 70 -85° F. Think balmy tropical.
  4. Silverfish can leave irregular holes in the edges of fabric or paper. Look for fecal droppings
    that look like black pepper, and yellowish stains from their body scales. Silverfish are active at night and hide in cracks and crevices during the day.
  5. Want to find silverfish? Look in the dampest and darkest parts of a room.

If you are experiencing an invasion of silverfish, give Suburban Exterminating a call at (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900 for a free inspection. We will help you to eliminate the silverfish and give you advice in keeping them out of your home.

 

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