Some Truth About Silverfish

Are you familiar with those little greyish, whitish or silverfish bugs? These bugs are small wingless ones with long antennas both on the head and on the rear. These bugs move fast, in a darting motion, which makes them difficult to catch. These bugs are called silverfish. It is also known as fishmoth or fishbug.

Many people know nothing about silverfish. Sometimes, people would ask what a silverfish does inside at home. Is it dangerous to the household members? Are there any dangers attributed to having silverfish at home?

Fortunately, silverfish do not sting and bite. They have no poison. And they are not predators. They are scavengers. This means they scavenge for food. So basically, silverfish will not directly harm you in any way. Since it is harmless, there’s no reason to scream like a woman when you see one.

Silverfish may be harmless but it is a bug that brings other bugs like spiders and centipedes. This is because silverfish is part of their diet. Surely, no one is interested in having centipedes and spiders in their homes. They are horrible to look at and can be a shame if there are guests.

Silverfish are known to cause damage to property. Since their diet is mainly on starch, books, papers, wallpaper, clothing and glue is considered as part of their diet for they also contain starch. Because silverfish is damaging, many would want to know of the ways to get rid this bug and this link here can help: click here for more information.

No matter how harmless silverfish is to humans and animals, this is not enough reason to welcome them to anyone’s home. Remember, it is a damaging bug!


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