Silver Fish

Silver Fish
Latin Name:Lepisma saccharina
Length:12-19 mm
Color:White to brown-grey or bluish-silver in color
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Digestive Tract:Yes

How to get rid of this?.To get rid of pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.

Behavior, Diet & Habits
Capable of thriving in most climates, silverfish prefer to dwell in dark, damp areas such as basements, attics, kitchens and bathrooms. They are especially attracted to paper and damp clothing. Commonly found in stored boxes in garages and sheds. Silverfish feed on carbohydrates, particularly sugars and starches. Cellulose, shampoos, glue in books, linen, silk and dead insects may be food sources. Have been found in unopened food packages.

Silverfish Prevention & Control
Silverfish are nocturnal and move very quickly. They are secretive, and the severity of an infestation may go unnoticed for long periods of time, allowing for exponential growth. Silverfish reproduce quickly.
Silverfish are known for their destructive feeding habits, oftentimes ruining papers, clothing and wallpaper. They commonly infest dark, damp areas around paper and linen sources. Silverfish infestations can be found in kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, attics and basements.

Silverfish can survive in almost any environment, but they prefer areas with high humidity. Nymphs develop faster in areas that are humid. Therefore, one of the best ways to prevent an infestation is to control humidity. In crawl spaces, open vents and in basements, use baseboards with caulking. Silverfish consume a variety of foods, and stringent housekeeping practices may help prevent an infestation by limiting potential feeding sites.However, if your home already hosts a silverfish population, hiring a professional from QPC will take all your stress away. Traps and insecticides sold in stores will only kill individual insects and cannot address an entire infestation. Some people try to use cinnamon to repel silverfish from certain areas, but it does not kill the insects or their eggs.

Silverfish infestations require professional treatment. Your local pest control expert will be able to assess the situation within your home and determine the most effective methods of extermination for your specific problem. At the first sign of a silverfish infestation, contact your local pest control professional.

SILVER FISH
PEST CONTROLSilver Fish is a small wingless insect which belongs to Animalia Kingdom. Commonly known as Paramites.

Silverfish are known for their destructive feeding habits. If you find any silverfish inside your home, spray the home’s perimeter with a residual insecticide.
By doing this, you can get rid of them.

The QPC Team can come periodically to monitor your home and help prevent an infestation with SILVER FISH.

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