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Silverfish

Quick Facts

Size

.5"-1" long

Preferred Habitat

Silverfish prefer their home outdoors in hidden spots such as under rocks, boards and birds nests. They can also be found in homes, especially places with high moisture and temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, like closets, laundry rooms, basements, and attics

Known Health Issues

Silverfish are not harmful to humans and are not known carry any diseases. However, they feed on fungi, mold and carbohydrates so your food, clothes, books, plants and many other household items could be in danger.
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About

Silverfish get their name from their silvery-blue appearance and fishlike movements. They are nocturnal, which makes it hard to hard to spot a silverfish infestation in your home. Silverfish reproduce at any time of year and can even reproduce 2-20 eggs per day, which can make an infestation grow quickly overnight as you can imagine. Don’t wait to have a pest management professional remove them.