October 23, 2017



This silver wingless insect has a relatively long lifespan.  They are happy in damp spaces and can often be found under lino or carpet in the kitchen or bathroom.  Silverfish are attracted to damp paper or clothing so can also be found in the cellar, attic or garage.  Silverfish are very similar to Firebrats, these are also wingless insects attracted to damp places but these, as the name suggests, prefer hot humid areas such as an airing cupboard or boiler room.

They are not harmful to humans be can do damage to property.

There are over 600 different species of Silverfish throughout the world.

A little light reading: