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Silverfish are between 12mm and 19mm (1/2" and 3/4") in length, and vary in colour between silvery and gunmetal grey. They have large antennae and three long appendages at their tail. Silverfish live in areas of high heat and humidity, such as bathrooms, and nest in tight cracks and crevices, though they can be found anywhere in the house in search of food. They are cannibalistic, and in addition to one another will also feed on paper, wallpaper and paste.

Control of a silverfish infestation involves treating the baseboards throughout the house, as well as any cupboards they can be found in. If you have an infestation of silverfish in your home or office, call York Pest Control to come out and eliminate it.