At Complete Exterminating we provide Silverfish Control Services in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR for Residential and Commercial Properties.
Silverfish have a fish like appearance with their tapering body and silvery blue color. They move in a wiggling fashion that resembles a fish, thus their name. Emerging from the abdomen are three long appendages, known as “bristle tails”. An adult typically measures about half an inch in length. A silverfish can live for up to eight years.
Found in areas such as attics and hiding in crevices and cracks of the home. These nocturnal insects can go without food or water for weeks. Once once they find a sufficient source, they will remain close to it. Preferring warmer temperatures and areas of higher humidity, silverfish are notorious for feeding on their own kind, dead or injured. They also feed on paper, photos, carpet, wallpaper, and even wallpaper paste.