Silver Fish

 

Silver Fish

  • Classification of service:  covered under General Pest Control
  • This silver fish has a brownish color and never has wings.  It is about ¾ inches long.
  • Its color comes from the multiple scales covering its body.
  • Silverfish can live around a year without a morsel of food and like high humidity.
  • Normally found in attics.
  • They really like eat paper/book bindings especially if there is paste.  They also are found in areas with high mold/moisture.
  • Many times a severe silverfish infestation can support a brown recluse infestation since they are a spider food source.

 

Images Property of:

Field Guide to Texas Insects,
Drees, B.M. and John Jackman,
Copyright 1999
Gulf Publishing Company,
Houston, Texas