BLOG: the grey long tailed silverfish is here

Delta BC

Lately, a new variation of a regular household pest has been identified, the grey long tailed silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata).

Although they are often found in modern buildings they are showing up at many residential homes. Similar to our regular silverfish, they are somewhat larger, bushier and have extended tail filaments.

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The grey long tailers consume anything containing polysaccharides (a carbohydrate like starch, cellulose, or glycogen) including book bindings, carpet, clothing, glue, water-based paints, paper, photos, sugar, flour and various porridges. These new silverfish are better crawlers and are more widespread in the home and very difficult to eradicate.

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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