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Silver Fish

Silver Fish are small wingless creatures who have a silvery to brown skin color. The bodies of Silver Fish are covered with fine scales and that is the main feature available to identify them. Silver Fish normally have a soft body and they are up to ¾ inch long. They prefer to live outdoors with damp and dark surroundings. Sometimes they will come into your home under some conditions because they get attracted to damp clothes and paper.

Silver Fish have the ability to survive in many climatic conditions. They feed on carbohydrates, particularly sugars and starches. They also prefer to feed on silk and dead insects. Therefore some people consider Silver Fish as the most destructive pest on stored food. They have also been found on un-opened food packages across America. Therefore people should be careful when storing their food in order to get rid of Silver Fish. During the reproduction process, the male Silver Fish will lay spermatophors and the females with take them. From the researches, it has been identified that a female Silver Fish can lay around 50 eggs at once. Centipedes and spiders are the main predators of Silver Fish.

Silver Fish are nocturnal creatures and they move very quickly. Therefore it will not be an easy task for the human beings to see them move. People will not notice their living for a long period of time and it can be devastating. Things can even become worse because the Silver Fish can reproduce quickly. Silver Fish are well known for their destructive feeding habitats, ruining clothing, papers and wallpapers. They can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and basements because they can plenty of food in those places.

Plenty of methods are available for the people to banish Silver Fish. They love to eat your food when you are sleeping, so it is a must to store all your food in air tight containers. If you have old newspapers and books in your home, you will have to keep them in a secure place or remove them. Reducing the water supply will assist you to reduce the Silver Fish population because they like to live in places with high humidity. If you have leaking pipes in your place, you should repair them as soon as possible. Silver Fish also live behind the wallpapers because they can find plenty of food in there. You will have to cover all the entry points into wall partitions. Silver Fish are not resistant to insecticides so you can use them to eliminate the creatures from your place. However, the insecticides will kill the adult Silver Fish and it will leave the eggs unharmed. Therefore you will have to spray them on a regular basis in order to get rid of their hassle.

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