Silverfish

Ahhhh a shiny, silver creepy crawly!!

Do you have pesty silverfish?

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Why are Silverfish a pest?

Silverfish are pest because they can be found anywhere in a building. Mainly located in roof cavities they may also be in the walls subfloor and any place that is dark and undisturbed. They can be found in the bathroom but this is because they have fallen through the fan from the roof. No they are trapped there as they cannot climb smooth surfaces such as tiles, baths and sinks.

Do Silverfish carry diseases?
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No, silverfish are not known to carry diseases.

What do Silverfish look like?
Three Silverfish

Appearance of adult: 15mm with a shinny body tapering to the back. They are agile, fast running with silvery scales covering  their body. The antennae are long and they have three appendages from the end of their body. They are wingless.

Appearance of hatchlings: same as the adult but smaller.

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Any unusual habits for Silverfish?

Silverfish are nocturnal insects and do not like light at all. They like to feed on most types of food but mainly like starchy material. They will eat paper and photographs. they like the outer shiny layer of photos. They eat book binding, linens, cottons, wallpaper and glue.

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Where do Silverfish live?

Silverfish are found anywhere that is dark and has no activity therefore they can be anywhere in a building or dwelling

How do Silverfish reproduce?
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Reproduction of the silverfish - the female lays their eggs either in a batch or singularly. Eggs hatch within 2-8 weeks. The hatchling looks the same as the adult but much smaller. During the first 3 to 24 months they take to become fully grown. They moult during their entire lifetime as young and adults. They can live as long as 4 years.