These are teardrop shaped insects that can measure up to 12-19mm in length. They vary in color from white, to brownish-gray or blueish-silver. The average life cycle of silverfish is about three to four months. Eggs hatch after 19 days. The female will lay 1-3 eggs per day in clusters of 2-20. They can reproduce year-round.
Silverfish eat mostly sugars and starches and they love shampoo and cellulose. They are also known to eat other dead insects as well as linen and silk.
People usually find silverfish on the floor, in a sink or bathtub. Their feeding damage on paper can also indicate their presence, along with their tiny pepper like feces.
Silverfish are known for their destruction, oftentimes ruining papers, clothing and wallpaper. They usually infest dark, damp areas around paper and linen sources. Silverfish are usually found in kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, attics and basements.
Many home remedies and store products may kill a few silverfish, but will not completely eliminate the infestation. For that you need a professional, call Hart’s Exterminiation.