Savannah Silverfish Control

Silverfish are small, wingless insects with two long antennae on the front and three long “bristles” at the rear of a carrot shaped body. They are about a 1/2” long when fully grown.

Common hiding places

Silverfish may be found almost anywhere in a home or business but are usually found in warm, moist areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. They are covered with shiny silver scales which gives their body a metallic sheen. Silver-fish are most active at night and run with a wiggling motion that resembles the swimming action of a fish.

What Silverfish feed on

Silverfish feed on carbohydrates, particularly sugars and starches. Glue in books, linens, and silks are often damaged due to large populations of silverfish. Periodic sightings of this in-sect inside a home or business may not be cause for concern. However, large populations can be difficult to control, and may indicate the presence of a moisture condition that may need corrected.

Silverfish are sometimes referred to as firebrats, however, firebrats are a completely different, although similar in appearance, insect.