Where Do Silverfish Come From?


Have you ever wondered where do silverfish come from? 

The team at All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control has put together this blog with some useful information about the pests, including signs you might have an infestation.  

Silverfish thrive in dark and humid areas, and are often found in roof voids and at the back of cupboards. This is just one reason why they can be hard to detect in your home.  

Unfortunately, they can strike year-round in Queensland, and can infest any property in the state’s south-east.  

Think you might have silverfish in your home? Keep reading.  

Silverfish Infestation Signs  

  1. Holes in your clothes or paper damage:  Silverfish like to feed on starch products such as book bindings, photographs and fabrics.  So, if you notice holes in your clothes, or your stored photographs have been chewed, this can be an indicator of a silverfish infestation. 
  2. You’ve spotted a small grey creature: They are usually about 1.25 cm long, and have a scaly appearance. Their colour can range from a pale silver to a dark silver/blue. They also have two long antennae. Unfortunately, if you’ve seen one silverfish, there are likely to be many more in hiding.  
  3. Droppings: Silverfish have small spherical-shaped droppings. Their waste is often found near items they’ve been feeding on.  

How Can You Prevent a Silverfish Infestation? 

If you want to hang onto paperwork, photos, books, or clothes, it’s best to store them in sealed containers to reduce silverfish activity in the home. 

Another way is to ensure you vacuum your home regularly and thoroughly.  

This way you can get rid of food crumbs and other items that attract silverfish into your property.  

How Do You Get Rid of Silverfish? 

Silverfish can be hard to treat yourself as you may not get a spray into the source of the problem. 

The best way to deal with these clothes destroyers is to call in professionals, like All Corners Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control.  

Silverfish are included in our standard pest control treatment. 

Learn more about our pest control services and inclusions here. 

Where Do Silverfish Come From? 

If you notice a silverfish infestation in your home and need some advice, you can talk to us at All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

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