Tag: silverfish

Silverfish facts

The Latin name for silverfish, Lepisma saccharina, translates to "sugar eater". It was chosen because silverfish tend to eat starchy foods high in carbohydrates and protein. The insect's common name comes from the insect's distinctive metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movement. They... more
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Common Pests Found in the Garage

The garage is meant to give shelter to your car, store tools, sports equipment and anything else that needs to be packed up out of sight. It also serves as the perfect shelter for bugs and rodents. Compared to more secure parts of the house, the garage – sometimes left open for extended periods... more
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Silverfish Control

What Are Silverfish? Silverfish get their name from the insect’s silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movements. Silverfish are also known as “bristletails” because of their three long, bristle-like or tail-like appendages on the rear end of their body. Silverfish are... more
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Tips To Prevent Occasional Invaders

When most people think of a pest infestation, they likely think of bed bugs, cockroaches or rodents. However, there are many other pests that can quickly become a nuisance for homeowners.  These pests include boxelder bugs, centipedes, earwigs, house crickets, ladybugs, millipedes, pillbugs,... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Bathroom Spring Cleaning

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Many spring pests like cockroaches and silverfish are attracted to moisture, so they are commonly found in bathrooms. Eliminating sources of water in the bathroom is the best way to prevent pest infestations, especially because this pest can only survive for one week without water. In addition to... more
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Silverfish in Homes

Silverfish are common insects that may infest and feed on items in the home (especially paper items). They are commonly spotted in bathrooms where they enjoy the moist environment; they especially enjoy any room if there is mold or mildew to eat. They don't directly harm humans, however, these bugs... more
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But Tip to Remove Silverfish

Silverfish prefer damp, warm conditions like those found around kitchen and bathroom plumbing. To remove them, vacuum the area to remove food particles and insect eggs. You can trap silverfish in a small glass jar by wrapping the outside of the jar with tape so they can climb up and then will fall... more
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Silverfish not a Centipede

Silverfish are common insects that may infest and feed on items (especially paper items) in the home. They are commonly spotted in bathrooms where they enjoy the moist environment; they especially enjoy that room if there is mold or mildew to eat. They don't directly harm humans, however, these... more
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