Silverfish are light coloured teardrop shaped insects ranging from 12-19 mm long, with three long bristles on their back ends. They are capable of surviving in most climates, but prefer dark, damp areas like basements, attics, kitchens and bathrooms. They are also attracted to damp paper and clothing, such as cardboard stored in garages or sheds. Silverfish are destructive in their feeding habits, often ruining papers, clothing, and sometimes wallpaper.
Silverfish often make their way inside homes through boxes, containers or clothing, or by cracks, torn screens or small gaps in door frames. While the health risks associated with silverfish are mild, they can trigger an allergic reaction in humans, attract other pests or cause damage to household items, making them an unwanted guest within your home. For quick, effective and safe silverfish treatment, contact the experts at Skedaddle Pest Control.