Silverfish are a species found worldwide and often in association with man. They are common throughout the UK, foraging at night in bathrooms, kitchens and pantries where they may become trapped in sinks, baths, glass and china ware, since they cannot climb smooth or polished surfaces. By day they hide beneath loose floor coverings, behind wallpaper, skirting boards, bath panels and other similar places.
If control of this generally harmless scavenger is required, the use of any residual insecticide is likely to prove effective. A particular effort should be made to treat any cracks and crevices where Silverfish may rest during the day. Any refuges that can be sealed off will help the control efforts.