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.
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How do I get rid of silverfish?
If you're dealing with an infestation of silverfish, contact Miller Pest & Termite for help. Our local pest control pros offer effective pest control services in the Midwest that not only eliminate silverfish and other pests, but also stop new pest activity from developing. Reach out today to find out how we can help you get rid of silverfish.
How can I prevent a silverfish problem?
To prevent a silverfish problem from developing in your home, our exterminators recommend implementing the following pest prevention tips:
- Use a dehumidifier
- Correct moisture issues
- Replace water-damaged wood
- Fix leaky pipes and other plumbing issues
- Seal potential entry points
- Install weather stripping
- Organize storage areas
- Keep old books, newspapers, and other paper products in areas where silverfish are likely to show up
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