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Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina L)


Close up Photo of a Silverfish

Description: Silverfish are 15-20mm with a tapered carrot shaped body. They are covered in silvery scales producing a white glistening appearance. Silverfish have three distinctive bristly tails, long thin antennae and are wingless.

Biology: Silverfish can be found in cracks and crevices especially skirting boards, loose poor fitting coving, and around door frames. They prefer damp areas are are nocturnal insects. They are scavenger insects and often found in Kitchens and Bathrooms. Females lay up to 100 eggs during their lifespan, as many as 50 eggs can be laid in one go. They can live anywhere between 2-8 years.

Control: Silverfish are not difficult to control. Any packaging and pallets must not be kept in damp conditions. They cannot survive in low humidity. Ventilation or the use of a dumidifier will help along with regular vacuuming if they are present on your home. In warehouses treat cracks and crevices with a residual insecticide and seal any known refuges or cracks to deny them places to harbour. If you need professional advice and treatment of silverfish, please contact pest control london on 0800 378825.


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