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What are silverfish and why are silverfish in my home?

Updated: Oct 14

If I had a dollar, for every time someone told me they found small holes in their clothing, especially jumpers or their expensive suit, I’d have a lot of dollars – silverfish can be a real nuisance.

What are silverfish?


Silverfish are bluish-silver wingless insects that look and move like a fish. Females can lay eggs during any season of the year from 2 to 20 per day. They grow from larvae to adult in 3 to 4 months.

Silverfish are nocturnal so they mainly come out at night and search for a good food source. Unfortunately, they can live up to a year without food if they have a water source.

They will eat fabrics such as wool. cotton, silk, linen and even leather. They will even eat synthetic mixed with natural fibres. They also eat carbohydrates, dry foods, books, wallpaper and plants.


Why silverfish are making their way into your house?

· Silverfish are often found in older style houses and they LOVE moist environments so they can also appear in houses close to lakes.

· Silverfish love dark moist places. Every house has a bathroom, laundry, kitchen and a cosy wardrobe to hide in. So their coming for those rooms.

· Do you have clothes packed away and lots of old magazines and newspapers piled up? Well that’s their favourite food to nibble on throughout the night


Silverfish don't discriminate


At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you live in a 40-year-old wooden home near a lake, or in a new apartment building on the 10th floor... Silverfish don’t discriminate, they can show up anywhere.


How to get rid of silverfish?

Buy Zina's Silverfish Slayer to slay your silverfish naturally and save your home, clothes and your books!

Zina's Silverfish Slayer includes a herb pouch to place in the infested area to repel the silverfish. The bait pad to place on the floor to kill the silverfish.

Purchase a standard pack for $19.95 or a double pack for $29.95 to start slaying today!

We recommend replacing Zina's Silverfish Slayer pack every 4 - 6 months to keep the silverfish away forever.



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