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Silverfish get their name from the insect’s silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movements. These pests can typically be found in humid, moist areas of the home including basements, attics and bathrooms. People have noticed silverfish when they come down on ceiling soffits and/or drop from skylights and canister light fixtures in the ceiling, likely entering through shake roofs. Silverfish infestations require professional treatment. 

Identification & Facts (Lepisma saccharina)

  • Closely Resembles a Fire Brat.

  • Adult sizes can vary but average ¾ of an inch in length.

  • Oval, elongated

  • Other common names are Bristle tails.

Elimination of silverfish is guaranteed with Ellington Pest. Silverfish are very resilient and resistant to many readily available insecticides.

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