What Are The Dangers Of Silverfish & How To Control Them? - Pest Control Redbank Plains

What Are The Dangers Of Silverfish & How To Control Them?

Silverfish are one of those pests which are found all over the world and they are also one of the pests that remains active the whole year. They usually don’t harm but, still, they infest and can damage or destroy your precious belongings.

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What Are Silverfish? 

Silverfish are silvery or shiny pests that have scales or antennae in their body. They don’t have any feathers or wings, but still, their body texture is very soft and is covered with fine scales very similar to fish. 

Silverfish are not a big pest, they have an oval-shaped or flat body and an adult silverfish is around ¾ inches long having 3 tail projections or 2 antennae. One similar insect we have is a firebrat, but they are a little darker in color. Like other pests, silverfish love to spend their daytime remaining hidden in the dark, so that they can save themselves from sunlight. If you move the furniture under which they are hiding, they will just move to another place immediately to hide.

You might not have any idea about it but, a female silverfish can lay eggs constantly after being an adult. If you have crevices, cracks, or gaps in your home, then, there you will be able to find the eggs of silverfish. The silverfish eggs take around 3 weeks to hatch and reach their adult stage at 4 to 7 weeks. During their lifespan, they can cause severe damage to your property and they can increase their number in no time, so you need to be very active for Silverfish Control Redbank Plain.

But before doing pest control, you need to know about the places where they usually hide. So, let’s see:

  • Sinks
  • Basements
  • Bookcases
  • Bathtubs
  • Closet shelves
  • Behind windows
  • Behind baseboards
  • Door frames

As you have got the pest control services idea where you can find silverfish for doing silverfish control. Let’s discuss what they eat to feed themselves:

  • Flour
  • Dried meat
  • Paper
  • Rolled oats
  • Glue
  • Vegetables
  • Books
  • Cardboard
  • Dead insects
  • Cereals

So, these are some of the items by eating which they feed themselves. For silverfish control, you need to ensure that these things are kept in proper and clean places.

Are Silverfish Harmful?

The silverfish is one of the nastiest insects and their infestation means destruction. They don’t hurt but they can cause health issues as they contaminate the food items and leave their poop in the food. So, silverfish control is very important, you can’t avoid it. Not only can they cause health issues but also they can destroy your belongings because they are chewing insects and their poop also leaves a very bad stain on your belongings.

Ways To Get Rid Of Silverfish:-

  • Seal your food
  • Vacuum regularly
  • Dehumidify your home
  • Fill cracks
  • Use pesticides

So, these are some of the ways of silverfish control. By doing these things, you will be able to get rid of silverfish from your home.


So, these are some of the things which you needed to know about silverfish. In this article, we have covered all the necessary things which can help you with silverfish control.