How To Identify Offspring & Larvae
Female silverfish can lay a large number of eggs during their lifetime. Depending on the species, eggs are laid in groups of two or three per day or in clusters of two to twenty. They could be kept in a number of locations throughout an infested home. Silverfish eggs are frequently found in tiny cracks or fissures, making them difficult to find.
Silverfish eggs are oval in shape and around 1 mm long. Silverfish eggs are soft and white at first, then harden and yellow after a few hours.
Silverfish are white when they hatch, but they mature to silver or gray in adulthood. Silverfish hatch completely formed, although smaller than mature adults. Silverfish molt throughout their life, whereas nymphs molt numerous times before reaching full size. A silverfish’s life may include more than 50 molts.
Even though silverfish eggs are rarely visible to humans, they must be considered in any personalized silverfish extermination plan. Silverfish eggs are often resistant to home silverfish control measures. If you see adult silverfish in your home, contact our Chicago pest control professional for our control services and knowledge. We provide residential pest control as well as commercial pest control over the entire Chicagoland area. Take A Look At Our Preyon Pest Control Pest Library For Yourself!
Baby Silverfish Facts & Info
Female silverfish lay their eggs in secret locations around their homes. These eggs usually hatch between 20 to 40 days. In a perfect environment, baby silverfish, or nymphs, can grow in three months. Full development into adults may take up to two years in chilly areas.
How Do Baby Silverfish Look?
Baby silverfish are white and only a quarter of an inch long. Nymphs hatch without scales, which develop over time. Silverfish go through several molts as they mature and expand. Nymphs consume the same starchy and high-protein foods as adults.
Lifespan of Silverfish
The surrounding environment has a significant impact on the growth of newborn silverfish. Warm temperatures cause insects to develop faster and survive longer. These pests love humid environments, such as laundry rooms, with temperatures ranging from 70 to 90 degrees. Silverfish have an average lifespan of three years.
Because silverfish are nocturnal, homeowners may not observe baby silverfish or adults. Regular cleaning, repairing water leaks, and controlling humidity will help keep these insects out of your home. Preyon can assist you in eradicating adult and young silverfish. You name it we handle it!