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First, Determine if You Have Silverfish or Firebrats

Before you start reading up on how to get rid of silverfish you need to make sure the bug you're trying to get rid of is actually a silverfish. Believe it or not, there are several other small creepy bugs that look very similar to silverfish. The below video will show you how to tell if you've got silverfish or something else in your home:

For those of you who can't (or don't want to) watch the video, you can find out if you have silverfish bugs by reading the following.


Rid Silverfish
  • Are generally ½ to 1 inch in length
  • Live anywhere where there is high humidity
  • Are a shiny silvery color
  • Can live up to 7 years
  • Find them mostly at night in damp places


  • Are generally ½ an inch in length
  • Live anywhere the temperature is normally above 90 °F
  • Are colored in shades of brown and black
  • Can live up to 1½ years
  • Find them mostly at night in hot places
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Second, Learn Why You Need to Get Rid of Silverfish ASAP

Besides the fact that there are nasty little bugs running around your home, there are other reasons why you will want to get rid of silverfish as soon as possible.

Below is a list of reasons why silverfish are such a nuisance to get rid of and why you should want to get rid of them today:

    Silverfish Facts » Why You Should Get Rid of Silverfish Right Now:

Silverfish don't die or leave when it gets cold , they live up to 2-8 when they find a home, they're not leaving anytime soon!
Silverfish are most active at night and can jump up to two feet into the air (that's high enough to get onto your bed!)
They can go up to a year without food , so removing all the things they eat in your basement won't affect them it just motivates them to start exploring more parts of your house.
Most silverfish go unnoticed and will slip into cereal boxes, rice boxes, or anywhere they think is a good place for food or to lay eggs.
They can climb walls (so they can practically get everywhere inside without difficulty)
They have been around for 400 Million years , which probably is the reason why they are immune to most bug poison.
Silverfish eat things we surround ourselves with (paper, cardboard, glue) so at night when they come out for food they could be crawling everywhere!
Silverfish love toothpaste and eat the toothpaste remains off of toothbrushes, and have even been found INSIDE toothpaste containers!
Silverfish molt continuously throughout their lives leaving dead tiny body parts around your home!

Fortunately though, there has been no evidence that suggests that silverfish can spread or transmit diseases. Needless to say, this should still be more than enough reasons for you to want to get rid of the silverfish in your home as quickly as possible.

Finally, Learn Exactly How to Get Rid of Silverfish

An Introduction to getting rid of silverfish

So now you probably realize that silverfish are a pretty tricky bug to get rid of...but just to recap:

  • Silverfish are immune to bug poison
  • They can go up to a year without eating or needing food
  • They don't leave when it gets cold outside or if the house is uninhabited

Because of these things you can imagine getting rid of silverfish takes a fair amount of effort and knowhow. Fortunately, we have tested and researched countless silverfish elimination methods and have found which ones which give the best results with as little effort from you as possible.

The Below Methods Will Help to Significantly Reduce the Silverfish in Your Home...However for Guaranteed Silverfish Removal We Recommend
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Unfortunately, each person's silverfish infestation is different and therefore you may require different techniques and methods to get rid of your silverfish than someone else.

While the below methods will greatly reduce silverfish occurrences and may even wipe them out completely in your situation, we recommend downloading the Rid Silverfish manual for complete silverfish elimination as it contains every possible situation and technique to kill all the silverfish in your home.

Step 1: Get Rid of Silverfish » Determine Where the Silverfish are Living within Your Home

You're not going to be able to take control of your silverfish situation if you don't know where the silverfish are living within your home. So the first thing you're going to need to do is to find out what parts of your home they are living in.

Silverfish prefer humidity levels in excess of 75% and will stay/live in areas of your home that normally are more damp and have a higher humidity. Now any part of your home can have high humidity, but most of the time bathrooms, basements, and crawl spaces are the places with continuously high humidity levels.

Silverfish do not enjoy lights because they are nocturnal creatures. Because of this they will only emerge during night time hours, but more importantly they will prefer to live in areas which are dark with little natural light.

Silverfish do not like people or other animals. They, like most critters, see anything larger than themselves as a predator and will hide until they are alone in the room. This is why it's hard to find or see silverfish in your home.

Now that you know the above information, it shouldn't be too difficult to determine which parts of your home the silverfish would prefer to live in. Pretty much you will just need to look for a room where there is little light, that's more damp than normal, and doesn't have too many people or pets going in and out of it. For most people this will either be the basement, crawl space, or a bathroom that no one uses.

Step 2: Get Rid of Silverfish » Remove Their Food Source

Now I know that earlier you learned that silverfish can go up to a year without food, but the more food they have the more they will reproduce and the longer they will live. So to make them more sedentary and more uncomfortable you will need to eliminate as much of their food supply as possible.

Tidy Up Your Place Anything in the floor, on counter tops, or even under your bed give silverfish temporary shelter and protection if they get trapped in your room during the day or if someone walks in without the silverfish having time to scurry away. Try to keep as many things off the floor as possible to make more open spaces which is what silverfish try to avoid.

Get Rid of Excess Paper If you save magazines, newspapers, or collect paper for recycling then you are giving silverfish an unlimited food supply. Silverfish eat paper for food so if you must save paper you will need to store it in places silverfish cannot get into such as large plastic tupperware storage containers.

Keep Crumbs Off the Floor If you eat while walking around your home, each crumb that falls on the floor or counter top becomes a free meal for any silverfish. Be sure to sweep up before you turn the lights out each night if you or someone else has potentially dropped crumbs on the floor.

Again, this alone will not get rid of silverfish, but it will prevent new silverfish from wanting to live in your home and it will keep the silverfish inside your home from flourishing.

Step 3: Get Rid of Silverfish » Keeping the Silverfish from Emerging

The silverfish are going to be more uncomfortable living your home now that you have removed their food supply and made it more difficult for them to scurry around. So now all you need to do to force them to find a new place to live is to keep them from emerging.

Silverfish Absolutely Hate Light so you can keep them at bay by having your house well lit. During the day you can open your blinds and curtains allowing more natural light to shine in.

Light Up Their Home By turning a light on in the places of your home which you suspect the silverfish live you will make them feel unsafe in their home and they will seek other places to live.

After applying the above techniques you should see a dramatic decrease in silverfish around your home. Of course, sometimes larger silverfish problems will require additional methods which you can get by downloading here.

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Silverfish are tough insects to get rid of, and while the above techniques may help limit their numbers, it's not guaranteed to get rid of them. To completely get rid of all the silverfish in your home using methods which are guaranteed to work, we recommend downloading our Rid Silverfish guide below:
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