Silverfish

getting-rid-of-silverfishSilverfish are a small wingless insect with a flat carrot shaped body with silver and grey scales. They also have 3 “tail-like” appendages and 2 antennae on their head.

Silverfish will consume any matter that contains carbohydrates or protein. This includes matter such as glue, book bindings, plaster, paints, paper, sugar, coffee, carpet, clothing and tapestries. They will also eat damp textiles or organic matter. Silverfish are able to survive for a year or more without having any food.

They are active during the night and will hide throughout the day. They will make quick movements then stop for short intervals before moving on again. They will avoid direct sunlight and if an object is moved where they are hiding, they will move rapidly to hide in a spot where there is no sunlight.silverfish

Silverfish are a nuisance pest due to their consumption and destruction of property. If you want to rid your house of silverfish, then call SWATAPEST on 9277 0960 today.

 

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