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Centipedes, Millipedes & Silverfish

Silverfish

silverfish

Size: Usually 1/2-inch to 1 inch in length.

Color: Usually a shiny gray or silver. They have three characteristic long thin appendages extending from the rear of the abdomen.

Behavior – Silverfish feed on fungus, mold and organic matter. They will damage fabrics, paper and books.

Habitat – Silverfish live in cracks and holes and are commonly found in larger numbers in attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Silverfish will be seen occasionally in kitchens and bathrooms.

Tips & Control: Silverfish can be very difficult to control, homes that have attics which have blown-in insulation, this prevents a professional from venturing into the attic to look for silverfish infestation. A professional should be contacted when silverfish are a problem.

Areas that might require treatment are: Spaces where plumbing is located. Holes behind electrical outlets. Molding around windows and doors. An attic, basement or crawl space. Soffits.

 

Northern Kentucky

859-525-6515

1020 Arbor Tech Drive
Hebron, Kentucky 41048

Cincinnati-Loveland-Mason-Lebanon

513-352-0080

1418 Walnut Street
Cincinnati Ohio 45202

Middletown

513-841-2847

733B South Second Street Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Eastgate

513-734-2660

300 Wards Corner
Loveland, Ohio 45140

West Chester

513-777-6480

10851 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241