Silver Fish

Silver Fish
Latin Name:Lepisma saccharina (Linnaeus)
Description: Silverfish are insects that usually grow to 0.5–1 in. long. Their abdomens taper at the end, giving them a fish-like appearance.
Color:Silverfish are a silvery, light grey and blue color.
Habitat: They are found throughout North America in homes and buildings. They can usually be found in damp and humid places such as bathrooms, basements, and attics.
Life Cycle:Silverfish can lay eggs at any time during the year. The eggs take 19-43 days to hatch. The life cycle of silverfish from egg to adult is three to four months.
Type of Damage: They contaminate food and will consume books, carpet, clothes, coffee, glue, some paints, photos, plaster, and sugar.