Silver fish are common in Northeast Ohio and love the taste of sweets, hence their official name of saccharina, which is defined as “sugary.” Silver fish feed on starchy human food such as proteins and carbohydrates as well as non-food items. Their sweet food cravings can hurt your home and turn these insects into annoying pests.

What Do Silver Fish Look Like

Silver fish are white to brown-grey or bluish-silver in color and around one inch long. They are shaped like teardrops and feature three long bristles on their rear.

Problems with Silver Fish

While silver fish do invade food, their attraction to other sweet items in a home causes them to be extremely problematic. Silver fish are known for their destructive feeding habits that can damage papers, wallpaper, book bindings, and other non-food items that have a naturally sweet taste as they age. They often infest dark, damp areas around sources of linen and paper. In most instances, silver fish infestations can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, and attics.

End Silver Fish Infestations With Support from Hudson Pest Control

While some homeowners opt for store bought traps and insecticides to solve their silver fest infestation issues, it’s important to understand that these solutions will only kill individual insects and are not effective strategies to rid your home from their nuisances.

Silverfish infestations require the assistance of a professional pest control specialist. At Hudson Pest Control, we will examine your particular situation and determine the best ways to exterminate silver fish and prevent them from become a problem in the future. Contact us today for more information!