What do silverfish look like?
- Size: 3/4 in.
- Color: Metallic silver to brown
- Body Structure: Elongated, flat body covered with scales, six legs, wingless, two long antennae, posterior has three long appendages with bristles
Characteristics of silverfish
Silverfish females typically lay one to three eggs per day, placing them in cracks, under objects or left exposed. Developmental time is three to four months under favorable conditions of 72-90 degrees Fahrenheit and at least 50-75 percent relative humidity. Otherwise, it may require up to two to three years. The majority of silverfish live up to three years.
When are silverfish most active?
Where can you find silverfish?
Outdoors, silverfish often live under bark, leaf litter, and rocks.
Indoors, silverfish are usually found in rooms with moisture or humidity, including attics, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements but they doesn't mean you won't see them in other parts of your home.
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