Silverfish have a characteristic silver color and cone shaped body and are about 1/2 inch long on average. Firebrats closely resemble silverfish but have a mottled appearance rather than a uniformly silver color and are usually seen outdoors.
Prefer darkness to move about and look for food
Can be introduced into new construction when fiberglass insulation is installed. Silverfish can eat the glue used in the manufacture of the insulation
Likes warm temperatures
Fast moving insect sometimes seen in bathrooms
Fun Fact: Silverfish can be a big problem in libraries since they will eat the paper and glue found in the book bindings.
Control measures are to remove areas where silverfish can hide and breed. Selective treatment of void areas is also needed for silverfish control. If silverfish are your problem, don’t go fishing, just call the best in pest management services, Pest Control Technicians, Inc.!