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Silverfish Treatments and Prevention

Silverfish are commonly found in humid and moist areas of the home, such as bathrooms, basements and attics. Moisture control and leak repairs are keys in preventing and controlling silverfish infestations. Regal Pest Control’s technicians are fully licensed and trained to treat the silverfish issues at your location. Professional. Efficient. Call today for a free quote or to schedule service!


Silverfish are nocturnal insects and are approximately 1/2 inch to 1 inch in length. Their abdomen is tapered at the end, which gives them a fish-like appearance. Newly hatched silverfish are whitish, but develop a greyish hue and metallic shine as they get older. They have three long cerci at the tips of their abdomens, one off the end of their body, one facing left, and one facing right. They also have two small compound eyes, despite other members of Thysanura being completely eyeless, such as the family Nicoletiidae.

Silverfish are wingless. They have long antennae and move in a wiggling motion that resembles the movement of a fish. This, along with their appearance and silvery scales, gave them their common name. Silverfish live for about two to eight years. They are agile runners and outrun most of their predators (including spiders and centipedes). Such running is only possible on horizontal surfaces, as they lack additional appendages and, therefore, are not fast enough to climb walls at the same speed. They are afraid of light and are commonly found in bathrooms, basements and attics.

Preventing and Controlling Silverfish Infestations

Silverfish, like all other pests, need food, shelter and water to survive and flourish. Silverfish look for humid and moist areas. The following steps should be taken, both in prevention and in control: 

Make sure that plumbing is insulated in kitchen and bathroom areas to prevent condensation on pipes. Moisture is a key component in any pest infestation.

Control humidity inside the home. This is particularly important in basements and bathrooms. Silverfish are also commonly found in bathrooms and attics.

Food sources: Silverfish have a wide-range of food sources. Think outside of the box. Dog food, cereal and other carbohydrate-rich foods are on the menu, but silverfish will feed on any organic materials. This includes glue in book bindings, cotton, wool and any other natural fibers.

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I.P.M. or Integrated Pest Management is a combination of chemical and non-chemical processes which together maximize treatment results for target pests.

By using existing knowledge of pest biology and by identifying existing areas that may contribute to pest activity, such as food or water sources and entry-points, services can be conducted in an environmentally sensitive approach.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer treatments for ants, bed bugs, bees, beetles, birds, boxelder bugs, centipedes, chipmunks, cockroaches, crickets, drain flies, earwigs, fleas, flies, fruit flies, gnats, groundhogs, Indian meal moths, mice, millipedes, mites, moles, moths, opossums, pill bugs, raccoons, rats, silverfish, skunks, spiders, springtails, squirrels, stink bugs, termite/VA pest inspections, ticks, wasps, weevils, wildlife and many other pest issues!

Yes. All of our technicians are licensed through the State of Michigan. Many of our technicians carry several different categories on-top of their base certification.

Yes. All of our technicians are fully insured.

Yes. Web removal is standard for every spider service we conduct and for customers who are on a service plan.

Your garage? Yes, all exterior treatments include treating the garage at no extra charge.
If you have a large commercial location, then garages or warehouses may be priced separately.

Your basement? Yes. All interior treatments (unless we’re instructed otherwise) include a perimeter treatment of the basement and all floors.
Attic not included.

Founded in 2000 right here in Michigan, Regal Pest Control has been servicing Southeast Michigan for 20 years now!

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Yes. We offer a $50 discount for every new homeowner or business you refer to us, when that homeowner or business receives and pays for their service. There’s no limit to the number of referral credits you can receive. For more information, see our customer referral program here. Some limitations may apply and Regal Pest Control can cancel the referral program at any time.

The amount of time depends on whether you have an attic, a crawlspace (if it’s dirt or paved) and other factors. Typically, inspections for homes under 2,500 sq ft take a about one hour. Add about a 20 minutes or so for each additional 1,000 sq ft.

If we do find activity, the inspection time will likely increase.

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