Silverfish are a common household pest. They are about 3/4 inch in length, wingless, and silver in color. They have scaled flat bodies that taper toward the back, and move in a quick fish like wiggle. They prefer cool damp areas and are found hiding in garages, bathrooms, kitchens, closets, libraries and attics. The head has two long antennae, and at the end of their tapered bodies, they have three tail-like appendages, two that point out to the sides with the center one pointing back.
They are a long living nocturnal pest that prefers a diet high in starch, protein and sugar. They often eat paper products that contain glue, fabrics, cotton, silk, cereal, flour, pet food and pasta. Once they find a food source, they will stay close to breed.
The best way to prevent an infestation is to reduce humidity, remove food sources and harbor age areas by cleaning closets, vacuuming regularly, and cleaning up spilled food or drink immediately. Protect your valuable books and fabric storage items by sealing them in plastic containers. Over the counter products will kill the occasional silverfish, but it is best to contact a professional for infestations. We are highly trained, and equipped to deal with your situation.