Silverfish (Part 1)

What are Silverfish? Silverfish are small insects about ½ inch long and bluish-silver color. They have long antennae and have no wings. Their abdomen tapers in like a fish. This fact plus they wriggle around quickly to move from place to place gives them their name. Silverfish like to eat starchy food and pastes, like those found in books.

Silverfish seek out moisture and are often found around leaky faucets and in showers and around tubs. Outside they are often found under wet rocks. They destroy property and can get in your foods like cereals and lay eggs. They do not spread disease or bite humans but they can contaminate your food and make you sick. They can live without food for a year.