Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina, L. lineata or Thermobia domestica)
The bookworm, silverfish insects, information and control about silverfish, protection from silverfish and other pests, for a better quality of life, from our experts.
The silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) are insects about 12 millimeters in size and covered in silvery scales.
The silverfish insect is popularly called the book moth. The insect fish, is one of the insects that you feed on books, multiply very easily and colonize the whole house many times.
The abdomen of the silverfish, insect, ends in 3 stamens (urices). The color of the silverfish, insect is grayish to ash. Their shape resembles a silverfish, hence the name.
Insects, silverfish are found mainly in warm, humid basements but also in attics of houses or public buildings, libraries in books, behind picture frames (works of art) in ships, boats, mostly in the bathroom due to the humidity there but also in heating bodies.
The silverfish insects with their chewing type mouthparts, eat the starch paste of the spines of old books, wallpaper, insulating materials as well as “collared” fabrics as well as all kinds of starchy foods.
During the year we encounter all stages of the insect. Its biological cycle is completed, depending on the prevailing temperatures and humidity, in 7-24 months.
silverfish don’t bite humans. They are dangerous by carrying micro-organisms in their bodies as they circulate in the drains.
The control, fight, treatment, extermination, extermination of the population of the insect – silverfish.
With residual spraying to reduce the population and exterminate them.
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