Silverfish are nocturnal, teardrop-shaped insects that can grow up to 12-19 mm.

Their nocturnal and private nature ensures that they can go undetected for long periods of time, allowing for extreme growth. They are able to survive in most climates, but prefer to live in dark, damp and highly humid areas. These can include basements, kitchens, attics and bathrooms. They are most often found in garages and sheds since they are especially attracted to paper and damp clothing.

Silverfish feed mainly on carbohydrates such as sugars and starches. They may also feed on cellulose, glue in books, silk, dead insects, shampoos, paper, coffee, hair, carpet, linen, and dandruff. If your household is dealing with an infestation of silverfish, don’t hesitate to call Blue Ridge today!