Stop Silverfish in Their Tracks

silverfishA long, wingless insect that is typically found in bathrooms and basements, the silverfish is fond of moist, dark areas, often going unnoticed by homeowners for long periods of time. Silver or brown in color, these quick insects grown between a half inch to an inch in size and love to feed on paper products and clothing.

Detecting a Silverfish Infestation

With long antennae and fluid, fishlike movements, the silverfish can cause a fright, and females can live up to eight years! Completely harmless to humans, this bug does not bite or carry diseases – but it will get into your clothes, destroy your paper products and eat the food in your pantry. Usually caught in a sink, bathtub or box in the basement, silverfish are incredibly fast, making them tough to get rid of. Luckily, these insects have a slower mating process than most other bugs, with females only laying up to 100 eggs in a lifetime.

Worried that these critters have infested your home? Common signs include holes in books, papers and clothing, along with yellowish stains.


Able to squeeze into tiny cracks and crevices throughout your home, silverfish are a nuisance to catch, which is why the best way to eliminate this pest is by calling an exterminator. Whether you find one of these wingless bugs crawling across your floor or notice signs of their presence in your Dunkirk area home, contact Comfort Pest Control at 716-366-2120. Our expert team takes pride in protecting our neighbors from pests and will ensure that they don’t come back.