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Silverfish

silverfish

Silverfish are scaly, silvery to brown in color, and are approximately 3/4 of an inch in length (adult). They are oval-shaped with flattened bodies and have three long tail projections and two long antennae. The female lays approximately 100 eggs, usually laid inside structure cracks and crevices, during her lifespan. Silverfish are chewing insects that prefer carbohydrates and proteins. They can survive without food for up to a year but require a warm habitat with high levels of humidity to survive. Primarily active at night, they generally prefer the lower levels of homes and other structures but are sometimes found in closets and attics. Silverfish are known to contaminate food, damage paper items, and stain clothing and curtains.

BEFORE THE CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN ARRIVES

For best results, make sure that the service technician will have adequate access to affected areas by removing any furniture and clutter (clothing items, children’s toys, etc.) away from these areas. If silverfish have been discovered inside of closets or drawers, remove all items within these areas. Be prepared to describe to the service technician any area(s) where silverfish have been found.

AFTER THE SERVICE TECHNICIAN LEAVES

Keep clutter to a minimum inside the home. Remove any unwanted items such as boxes, bags, and old clothing that may provide harborage for silverfish. Keep storage areas neat and clean.

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