Though silverfish pose no direct threat to people’s well-being, they are harmful in other ways.
For instance, the pests can destroy a number of household products. They use their mandibles to feed on the glue that binds books and magazines and keeps wallpaper stuck to the surface of walls.
Silverfish also eat foods high in starch, protein, and sugar, including:
- Stored pantry products
Control & Removal
As they need to live in warm, dark, and moist places, silverfish are regularly found in and around:
- Bathroom drains
- Window and door frames
- Under kitchen appliances
Call the Professionals
Still, the pests regularly leave behind telltale signs of their presence. Given the damage silverfish cause, homeowners should contact a pest control professional at the first sign of activity.
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