How Small Are Baby Silverfish?

Baby silverfish are the younger stages of the silverfish. They are smaller and look like a white insect.

In some cases, they may be confused with the larger silverfish. The difference is that the younger silverfish are not shiny and do not have wings. This makes them easier to catch.

Baby silverfish are harmless. However, they can be an annoyance. You should not allow them to enter your home. If you do find an infestation, you should treat it. Using sticky tape to capture them is a good way to do so.

When the silverfish is in its nymph stage, it is only about a millimeter in length. Once it becomes an adult, it is about half an inch long. It is also flattened in shape.

As an adult, the silverfish is silvery-grey in color. The antennae are threadlike. They can feel around with their antennae and will chase other silverfish when they touch.

Silverfish prefer moist, dark places. They are nocturnal creatures, and are often found in bathtubs, sinks and closets.

Silverfish can also be found in natural environments. They are known for eating fabric, grains and protein. Their wingless bodies allow them to move rapidly.

Female silverfish can lay one to three eggs a day. The eggs are usually sunk in cracks or crevices. The eggs can be difficult to find, but a flashlight can help.

The female silverfish needs a high amount of moisture to survive. During her lifetime, she can produce about 1,500 to 3,500 offspring.