Silverfish can cause annoyance, although they are of no health significance. They prefer a dark, moist environment and require a large supply of starchy foods or moulds. Silverfish can survive in almost any environment, but they prefer areas with high humidity.

Silverfish are nocturnal and move very quickly. They are secretive, and the severity of an infestation may go unnoticed for long periods of time, allowing for exponential growth. Silverfish often present a mild risk to people and property. They do not transmit disease, but the pests may trigger allergies in some people. Instead of choosing chemical controls that contain toxic and harmful substances, you can choose controls to eliminate the silverfish pests in your home