Pest ID: Silverfish

Pest ID: Silverfish

The silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) is a small, wingless insect. Silverfish are classified in the Zygentoma order.

Silverfish eat paper products, food items, and even starch found in clothing. They thrive in dark, humid areas, so make sure to keep flour and sugar in sealed containers. And it’s a good idea to keep gift wrap and tissue paper in a plastic storage container as well. The Silverfish gets it’s name from the fish like appearance while it’s moving. This, along with the silvery scales that cover it’s body. Silverfish typically live for two to eight years. Female can lay groups of fewer than 60 eggs at once while it takes just between two weeks and two months to hatch. Silverfish will only lay 100 eggs in her lifetime.

If you have Silverfish in your home contact the pest control professionals at Drive-Bye Exterminators.

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