Silverfish are very common in Victoria. Silverfish and firebrats are quick moving, wingless insects. They can be white, grey, silver, or brown in color. Adult insects can grow to over ¾ inch in length. Silverfish prefer to live in dark moist environments, and are commonly found in bathrooms, kitchens, and basement areas of homes and apartments. These insects feed on starch’s, gums, glues, wall paper, etc. They are also commonly found in corrugated cardboard boxes, files, paper, and books. Reducing these items will greatly help in controlling these insects.
For information on what needs done prior to treatment, see silverfish preparation.