Silverfish

Insecta Thysanura

Most Active

SilverfishPeakSeason

Life cycle

  • Egg (hatch after 3-6 weeks), nymph, adult.

Control

Surface spray recommended. Spray all surfaces within wardrobes and cupboards. Do not apply to clothing.

Identification Description Habitat Damage Symptoms Active

Bed Bugs, Insecta, Thysanura

image ADULTS: 10-12 mm; silver-grey/brown; body flattened and elongated. LARVAE: white at first then silver Found in dark, damp, cool, undisturbed places. Often become trapped in sinks/bathtubs. Most active at night Feed on paper (e.g. books, wallpaper); starched fabrics; glues; starch-based foodstuffs. May cause staining Year round