Silverfish are wingless and have a flattened teardrop/carrot/fish-shaped body. There are three long, bristle-like or tail-like appendages on the rear end of their body. Adult body length, not including tails, about 1/2" - 3/4”.
Why be concerned?
Silverfish will infest and damage a variety of materials, ranging from clothing, books, papers, to even wallpaper. They are a nuisance that many people find repulsive.
What You Can Do
Silverfish love humidity. When storing books or papers, reduce the humidity by using a desiccant package (available in drugstores) in storage boxes. Silverfish will travel great distances for food, so when you see one remember that it may be a long way from home.
What We Would Do
Our first step is to determine harborage sites-where they are living. Your technician will then treat the harborage sites, wall voids, and attic areas with a desiccant material. This material works by drying out the insects rather than through toxic action.