Silverfish are an ancient species of small, wingless insect. Their common name comes from their resemblance to a fish.

Silverfish are a common indoor pest year-round, especially in attics and spaces in between walls and under flooring where conditions are moist and warm.

An Interesting Diet

Silverfish eat starchy carbs, including many things you probably didn’t even know were edible!

Glue? Yep, that’s one of a silverfish’s favorite foods!

Adult silverfish eat all kinds of starchy human foods as well as paper, cotton, linen, silk and glue. Silverfish seem to especially enjoy the glue that is used to bind books.

Habitat

Silverfish are uniformly a silvery gray color and are small, elongated, and mostly flat insects. Their slim bodies allow them to access homes from the outside quite easily.

Once inside, silverfish thrive because many of the things they like to eat are common in homes or businesses and they have many available hiding places.

Sinks and tubs: the silverfish nemesis

Silverfish are often seen trapped in bathroom or kitchen sinks or in the tub. That is because these surfaces are so smooth that silverfish can’t climb out once they get in.

What proof. Professionals Do To Get Rid Of Silverfish

Because silverfish are mostly nocturnal and reclusive, they are difficult to get rid of, even for the seasoned professional.

Keeping a consistent barrier on the foundation will help keep silverfish from entering the home. Once they’ve gotten inside, it is always recommended to call a local exterminator.

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