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What are silverfish?
What are Silverfish? The silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) is a slender, silvery insect pest found around the globe. Siverfish are only considered a nuisance pest when they get into homes. There they are difficult to control but they are not harmful to humans nor spread disease.
Are silverfish related to other insects?
Silverfish are closely related to the Rhyniognatha, the world oldest known insect. It has been suspected silverfish are among the first insects to conquer the land.
What do Baby silverfish look like?
Silverfish have long curved antennae and three distinct bristles on their rear. They move in a jingling motion resembling that of a fish. Their appearance doesn change much with time. The only difference is their colour擲ilverfish nymphs are usually creamy white in colour. Baby silverfish look like miniature versions of their mature relatives.
What do silverfish damage look like?
Often, silverfish won’t eat all the way through a material, in which case it will look like just a thin layer has been scraped off (see photo, below). Silverfish also feed on non-synthetic cloths, such as cotton or linen, evidenced by tiny, unconnected holes in the fabric. Silverfish damage in a book. Photo by Micha L. Rieser/Wikimedia Commons.