Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) are small wingless insects, they are silvery light grey in colour, have no wings and move in a wiggling motion resembling a fish. Silverfish are seldom more than a nuisance, but on occasions there numbers can become unacceptably large. Silverfish can cause damage by chewing paper and manuscripts, leather and fine textiles.
Habitat & Distribution
Silverfish are a cosmopolitan species and are often found in association with humans. They are nocturnal and can be found by night foraging in kitchens, bathrooms and pantries, during the day silverfish hide behind wallpaper and skirting boards and under loose floor coverings.
For more information on silverfish control & prevention contact City pest control.