Silverfish are tiny, teardrop-shaped insects. While they can live up to a year without feeding, these bugs require a high-humidity environment to survive. They are often discovered in a sink, bathtub or other damp area.
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What does a silverfish look like?
They are silvery-metallic insects, with no wings. They move extremely fast, making it difficult to get a good look at them.
Where do silverfish live?
Silverfish live in all parts of the U.S. They are most often found in damp, humid areas of the home, like basements, bathrooms, and attics.
Are silverfish dangerous?
Silverfish are unsanitary, and can contaminate food. They are also known to damage paper goods such as wallpaper, books and magazines.
How do I get rid of silverfish?
A dehumidifier may help deter silverfish, creating a hostile environment. Traps, insecticides and even cinnamon can eliminate individual insects, but since silverfish reproduce quickly, a professional is recommended to deal with an infestation completely.