This wingless insect gets its street name from its color (typically silvery light grey and blue) and its fish-like characteristics.
Its scientific name (Lespisma Saccharina) indicates its dietary preference of carbohydrates such as sugars and starches. Along with carbohydrates, silverfish are also known to feast on paper, dried meat and glue. Although not a threat to humans or animals, silverfish can contaminate food as well as destroy books and other paper products.
They thrive in high humidity and can go for long periods without a food source. Nocturnal and extremely fast-moving, these insects are resourceful and adept at hiding. In addition, they reproduce quite rapidly, which means you can have a silverfish infestation in your house without being aware of it.
Most store-bought remedies kill the insects, but do not address the problem of a full-scale infestation. As Atlanta pest control professionals with more than 40 years of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle any pest situation you may encounter. Our staff entomologists and state-certified public health specialists are always ready to answer any questions and solve any pest-related problems of our clients.
Silverfish are commonly found in dark, damp areas such as basements, bathrooms and kitchens. Since they prefer places with high humidity, a good way to prevent a silverfish infestation is to control the humidity level in your house. Avoid storing large amounts of clothing and paper products in dark, damp places where silverfish can live and reproduce rapidly without your knowledge.
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