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Silverfish - this is how you fight the insects

Most of us have silverfish at home - and not necessarily like that. How to get rid of the insects with simple home remedies? We reveal what helps.
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Where do silverfish live?
What do silverfish look like?
How long do silverfish live?
What do silverfish eat?
Why should one fight silverfish?
How do you get rid of silverfish?

Who does not know it - the bustle on the floor when you unexpectedly turn on the light in the bathroom late at night or at night. What is so hectic on the floor? Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina)! If there are only one or two, the excitement is usually not great. But it becomes critical with a whole gang of insects.

Where do silverfish live?

Silverfish like two things: Warmth and moisture. For this reason, they are mostly found in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room at home. The optimal temperatures for the insects are 20 to 30 degrees room temperature and a relative humidity of 80 to 90 percent. Since the animals are nocturnal and shy of light, you don't really get to see them during the day. During this time they stay in cracks, crevices, joints or similar hiding places.

What do silverfish look like?

Silver fish, actually called silver fish, belong to the order of fish, which in turn belongs to the class of insects. When fully grown, they are around one centimeter tall, have six feet, five antennae and shiny silver scales.

How long do silverfish live?