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A close-up picture of a silverfish, which does look silver, crawling on a stem


A Silverfish is a small, wingless insect that gets its name from its silvery light-grey color. They are found throughout the U.S. and are typically seen in moist, humid areas in the home. They tend to feed on paper products, glue, clothing, and food items. They can contaminate food and damage paper goods such as wallpaper and books. Silverfish are harmless to humans and will run away when spotted. Silverfish are remarkably fast, as fleeing from predators is their only means of defense. The silverfish's speed is due to its back three appendages that look similar to antennas. The silverfish uses these to propel itself forward. 

Fun Fact: Silverfish are one of Earth's oldest insects. Scientists have found and confirmed fossils of silverfish-like insects dating back almost 400 million years ago! 


We use eco-friendly treatment methods labeled for the target insect. A treatment is done on the interior and the exterior of the home.

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