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Identify the silverfish pest species and learn about
the safer and effective silverfish control methods.

This insect gets its name from its silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movements. Silverfish have no wings, but are able to run very fast. They tend to hide their presence from humans which means any damage they have caused could go unnoticed as well.  Silverfish are a starch feeder they damage (eat) paper, fabrics, glues and other organic materials. They may also damage silk and some synthetic fabrics, but they usually avoid woolens.

Looking to prevent or get rid of a silverfish infestation? Consider a dehumidifier for your home, repair leaky pipes and drains and eliminate or repair any moldy or wet wood. Don’t keep old books and magazines in areas where silverfish are usually found like basements, attics and garages. It’s also important to keep food items such as flour and sugar in tight containers.

If you are concerned about silverfish on your property, contact a pest professional. They will be able to inspect your home, confirm the silverfish and recommend a course of silverfish control to get rid of silverfish.