Silverfish are swift-running, torpedo-shaped, wingless insects around 1cm long in metallic silver with three long, thin bristles at their tail-end. They shun the light, hiding in damp, cool places in kitchen cupboards, bathrooms and underneath floors and are often only seen if surprised by a light late at night, when they have emerged to feed. They may also sometimes be found trapped in baths or basins, since they cannot climb smooth surfaces.
Silverfish can cause damage around your house or business, since these scavengers feed on a variety of materials, with wallpaper and old books featuring as favourites on their menu. Yellowish stains, irregular patches or notches on paper are common tell-tale signs of silverfish activity, although they also commonly eat glues, tile grouting, paste and cereal crumbs.
Denying them food by tidying up areas where cardboard, books or old paper are stored can be useful in controlling silverfish, but it is unlikely to be enough on its own as they can survive for a year or more without feeding.
Eco Pest use residual insecticides as the most effective means of controlling Silverfish. By applying our Eco Friendly applications to all likely looking nooks and crannies under sinks, behind skirting boards, around pipes and anywhere else which might harbour Silverfish we can help completely eradicate your infestation.