SILVERFISH FACTS

ISSUE NO. 2

LEARN HOW TO KEEP SILVERFISH

Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) are nocturnal insects with a grayish, metallic sheen and a tapering abdomen.

WHERE DO

SILVERFISH LIVE?

SILVERFISH:

-Silverfish prefer a dim, dank environment. -Tend towards the indoors. -They require a relative humidity of anywhere between 75% and 95%. -Silverfish can even be found in some areas of the Pacific.

HOW DO I KEEP SILVERFISH FROM TAKING OVER MY HOME?

IF THEY ALREADY HAVE

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SILVERFISH PREVENTION

Reducing humidity in your home is one method to prevent an infestation of silverfish, and this can be achieved through a dehumidifier or improving ventilation in some climates. Proper food storage cuts off their access to certain foods, too. While they can still feed on a plethora of things, this limits food sources. For a natural repellent, cinnamon is known to keep silverfish away. Finally, filling in cracks and crevices will prevent them from entering the home in the first place and limit the options for where the female can lay eggs.