Silverfish Control Services

This invertebrate species – Lepisma saccharina – is found worldwide and is very common in the UK. They thrive by foraging at night in bathrooms, kitchens and pantries.

A Silverfish can lay around 100 eggs over the course of a couple of months and the young may start breeding themselves in around a year.

Although Silverfish are generally considered a more of a nuisance than a health risk, they can get to levels that are unacceptable in sterile environments such as hospitals or in food preparation areas.

How To Identify a Silverfish Infestation

Doncaster Perst Control - Silverfish  (Lepisma saccharinum) or saccharinaAs they are nocturnal, it might be rare that you spot a live silverfish. They will spend their days hiding in places such as beneath loose floor coverings, behind wallpaper, skirting boards, and bath panels. You may spot the odd silverfish in places such as in a sink, bath, glass, or chinaware as they cannot climb smooth surfaces very well to get out once they have got in.

You may also notice damage to packets of dried food, papers and textiles.