1. What are Silverfish?
Silverfish are small, wingless insects that move fast because of their flattened bodies and carrot or teardrop shape. Silverfish are nocturnal insects, so they can hide easily, making their infestation go unnoticed.
2. How Do I Identify Silverfish?
Silverfish breed and thrive in humid, moist environments around your home or business. They are usually found around ceiling soffits, skylights, and light fixtures.
3. How Did I Get Silverfish?
Warm and moist spaces, like basements and crawl spaces, attract silverfish. Silverfish will enter homes through foundation cracks, torn screens, or gaps around doors of your home or business.
4. What Are the Effects of Silverfish in and Around My Home or Business?
Silverfish can trigger allergic reactions in some people because of the dust that is created when they shed their scales. Without treatment, they can damage your belongings by gnawing on items, feeding on sugars and carbohydrates found in cereals, books, cardboard, newspaper, installation, and clothing.
5. Are Silverfish a sign of a dirty house?
You might be happy to learn that silverfish are not necessarily a sign of a dirty house. However, they can be a sign of underlying problems. Silverfish love warm and damp areas, and this is generally not what you want in your home.