Description:

About 1/2 inch in length and have silver looking scales.

Damage / Signs of Presence:

May damage book bindings, wall paper, paper goods and linens.

Habitat:

Silverfish like high humid places such as bathrooms, basements and attics. They are most active at night or in very dark places.

Food:

High protein, sugars and starches. Glue or paste is a favorite. They like insulation that contains cellulose.

Life Cycle:

Gradual Metamorphosis Egg, Nymph and Adult Females lay eggs anytime of the year and it take 19 to 43 days to hatch. From egg to adult is 3 to 4 months.

Management:

Try to reduce high humid areas. Treatments around baseboards, basements and attics are recommended.

SILVERFISH

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