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If you’re wondering how do you get rid of silverfish, then you’ve come to the right place. When you need professional silverfish exterminators, turn to Terminix Canada. We permanently get rid of silverfish so you can maintain a safe and healthy space.

Silverfish Identification

Size: 12 to 15 mm long.

Colour: Brown, grey or silver.

Description: Silverfish are quick moving, flat, carrot-shaped insects with no wings. Their scales are silvery, and they have three tail bristles.

Order/Family: Zygentoma/Lepismatidae.

Scientific Name: Lepisma saccharina.

Did You Know?

This pest can survive a full year without food, as long as water is available to them.

Silverfish Biology

Silverfish are primitive, wingless insects that are half an inch to one inch long when fully grown. Meanwhile, they are flat, somewhat “carrot” shaped, and covered with silvery scales. The female silverfish lays one to three eggs per day in concealed crevices or beneath objects. These will hatch in about 43 days. Young silverfish look exactly like the adults, except smaller.

Silverfish Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

This particular pest can be found anywhere throughout a structure. In other words, everywhere from the basement, to individual floors, to attics, to shingles on the roof. They consume food or matter that contains polysaccharides, such as starches or dextrin. Silverfish readily feed on books, cloth, and sometimes dried meats or dead insects. They can destroy your wallpaper in order to feed on the glue and will even consume leather or synthetic fabrics if they are hungry enough!

Silverfish are nocturnal insects with large antennae that move in a wiggly motion, similar to a fish, which is where the name comes from. This pest typically lives for two to eight years. Silverfish are considered pests due to the possible destruction of property, but they don’t spread disease. Spiders, earwigs and house centipedes are all considered predators of silverfish.

Wondering How Do You Get Rid Of Silverfish?

If you’re wondering how do you get rid of silverfish, than it’s vital to reduce any areas of concentrated moisture for effective silverfish extermination. Likewise, lowering the temperature and removing infested items helps eliminate localized silverfish infestations. Sanitation is always helpful; however, it may not greatly reduce the silverfish infestation. A thorough application of baits and/or residual insecticide sprays or dusts is an effective form of silverfish control. Whether you need residential or commercial silverfish control, you can always contact Terminix Canada to learn more about how to get rid of silverfish.

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When it comes to residential silverfish control or commercial silverfish control, the best way to get rid of bed bugs is to hire a Terminix Canada exterminators. Calling our silverfish control team is the best and safest option to rid your property of silverfish for good.

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