Silverfish

Average Adult Size:

  • 10 – 20mm.

Associated Risks:

  • Nuisance Pest,
  • Can cause damage to & spoilage of food stock,
  • Can also cause damage to paper & textiles stored in damp conditions.

Life Cycle:

  • Egg, Nymph, Adult,
  • The female usually produces an average of 100 eggs over a period of 2 months in various states of abridge,
  • Pest has an average lifespan of 12 – 18 months.

Life Style:

  • Pest becomes active at night & hides during daytime in cracks, crevices & behind wallpaper & tiled areas,
  • Pest normally forages in damp conditions,
  • Can effect both domestic & commercial properties.

Control Method(s):

  • Chemical treatment,
  • Proofing / maintenance works.