Silverfish are pests that thrive on humid conditions. Damp areas, including bathrooms and kitchens, as well as any dark and isolated spaces within your home, are at risk.

The name, silverfish, derives from their silvery, light grey colour and fish-like movements. People tend to see these small, wingless insects as a nuisance, rather than a threat; however they are unhygienic, especially in large numbers.

It’s common to find the odd silverfish in uninhabited areas of your home, for example, a cupboard under your stairs, but if left alone, they may breed. This can soon lead to infestations in kitchens, bathrooms and other areas of the house as they seek food, usually sugary items.