Lepisma saccharina, frequently called silverfish, fishmoths, carpet sharks or paramites, are small, wingless insects in the order Thysanura. Its common name derives from the animal’s silvery light grey and blue colour, combined with the fish-like appearance of its movements, while the scientific name indicates the silverfish’s diet of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches. Silverfish are nocturnal.
Silverfish can still be brought into the home from grocery stores, books stores, and other public places. They inhabit moist areas, requiring a relative humidity between 75% and 95%. In urban areas, they can be found in basements, bathrooms, garages, closets and attics.
Thoroughly clean and inspect damp and high humidity areas.
Since Silverfish can be brought in at anytime, it is almost necessary for our trained technicians to place bait packets strategically throughout your home. In more severe cases an application in the baseboard may be necessary.
For more information contact PestTech Pest Control at 505.609.8202
For more methods on how to get rid of Silverfish check out UC Davis: Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
*Cited from UC Davis Integrated Pest Management Program & Wikipedia