Silverfish

You may encounter silverfish when you are moving in or out of a home.

Silverfish are slender in size

About 1/2 inch long

2 long antennae on the head and 3 long cerci at the rear

Silverfish are fast moving insects

Generally associated with paper or cardboard

Usually found when books and other materials are packed up for moving

Eat glue from the binding of books and within the corrugation of cardboard

Reproduce in or near moist, damp areas such as a basement or in proximity to a bathroom or shower

Females lay up to 3 eggs per day

Populations grow quickly and consist of many immature nymphs

Prefer damp, musty areas

Silverfish are usually found when books and other materials are packed up for moving

Eats glue from the binding of books and within the corrugation of cardboard

Dusts within wall voids and likely breeding sites