Silverfish are nocturnal. Additionally, they can move and jump quickly.
In Arizona, silverfish can do excessive damage to paper products including files, books, etc. They feed on starch, glue, paste, and paper products of all kinds. In fact, they even feed on starched clothing and textiles.
They are a very common pest in Arizona and are often a food of choice for predatory pests such as scorpions and spiders.
Appearance and Life Cycle
Silverfish normally range from 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. They are similar to a carrot in shape. Their color varies from grayish-silver to light tan. People often say they are somewhat prehistoric looking creatures.
Silverfish have a 2–3 month reproductive cycle that produces about 50 eggs. Silverfish have a lifespan of 2 to 2.5 years.
A residual treatment on a consistent pest control service plan is the key to keep silverfish population under control. Because they are a food source for spiders and scorpions, having consistent control is critical in your overall pest management strategy.
At Evergreen Pest & Termite, we have many treatment options to meet your needs. Contact us today to get started.