Facts of Silverfish
One of the oldest insects in the world, silverfish have inhabited the planet for over 400 million years – that’s 100 million years before dinosaurs even existed!
While silverfish are not known to spread illness, they can be destructive to clothing, tapestries, linen, silk, wallpaper, and other items. Silverfish feed on the starches found in paper. They chew on photos, important documents, book bindings, and can put holes in your treasured keepsakes. The most favorite food of silverfish is the glue in the binding of your books. If you have yellow stains on your books, you may have silverfish infestation in the house. And their love of dandruff and hair could have them climbing into the bed. Silverfish are not technically pantry pests; they can be a problem in your pantry or kitchen, especially if your food packages are stored in a moist or humid location.Silverfish insects abhor the smell of citrus fruits like lemons and oranges.