Blog: Silverfish – bite like sharks or sting like eels?

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Silverfish are the same length as the carpenter ant, these nocturnal insects prosper in bathrooms, kitchen and damp crawl spaces in almost everyone’s home. These dinosaur-like, alligator-shaped insects are categorized by a silvery-tan colour and bristles at the end of their body. Once silverfish are brought into your house, they begin laying dozens of eggs daily turning a one off to a full infestation very quickly. Eggs are usually concealed in cracks or crevices under sinks, cabinets and walls, making them very problematic to find. So do they nasty looking creatures bite or sting, well no, they are merely a nuisance. Silverfish are capable of slowly eating away at books, paper, wallpaper, and paintings but unlike termites, silverfish take a long time to do any significant damage. Retail - do it yourself products such as insect pesticides and silverfish bait stations rarely slow a growing silverfish infestation so don’t wait to long to get it treated by a professional.


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Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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