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More than just an irritation in homes, silverfish are destructive and a serious problem in large numbers, damaging books, photographs, paintings, plaster and other household items containing starch or cellulose. Characterised by a silver colour, tiny scales and movements resembling that of a fish, these pests are also commonly known as fish moths or carpet sharks. Tapered, tail-like appearance, wingless, with 2 slender antennae, they measure up to 12mm long.

From egg to adult, the life cycle of silverfish ranges from three to four months. Depending upon climate conditions and species, eggs may hatch as early as 19 days or over 60 days after being deposited. Humid conditions are preferable, though silverfish can thrive in almost any environment. Female silverfish can produce 1 to 3 eggs per day or clusters of 2 to 20 and, unlike some other insects, silverfish can produce eggs year-round.

Silverfish young are miniature versions of the adults when they emerge from the egg. They go through a number of molts during development to become full-sized adults. They continue to undergo molts throughout their adulthood.

Silverfish eggs are hidden in small cracks or crevices, making them very difficult to detect. They live in warm, humid places such as bathrooms, kitchens and attics. They are attracted to paper and damp clothing.

Our NPTA certified Pest Control Technicians will carry out a full site survey to assess the level of infestation and treat using a ULV fogging machine, filling each room with a fine mist of insecticide. It is vital our clients vacate the premises while the treatment is being carried out and do not return for a minimum of 4 hours.