Silverfish are small (1/2 - 1 inch), shiny gray or silver, wingless insects.


Shiny gray or silver.


1/2 - 1 inch.


Silverfish are common in human dwellings, much like its relative the firebat.

Interesting Facts

Silverfish will feed on glue, book bindings, photos, sugar, hair, dandruff and dirt. They can also cause damage to books, tapestries and textiles.

How does Batzner get rid of silverfish?

Determining the best course of action can be a challenge for a silverfish infestation. A Batzner Service Professional can use bait, extensively placed on top of the insulation in the attic, in any accessible wall void areas, the basement and behind all switch and other plates. Service Professionals are able to provide instructions on the proper methods of sanitation and humidity control.

Together with our professional treatments and the sanitation efforts of the home owner, we would be able to control the infestation on the property and give much needed relief to its residents.

What steps can I take to control or prevent silverfish myself?

Because silverfish can survive for up to a year without food, sanitation alone may not get rid of an existing infestation but is may prevent reinfestation after a silverfish population has been eliminated. Make the environment less attractive for these pests to help reduce their populations by cleaning regularly and eliminating any humidity or moisture possible.

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