5 quick questions on long-tailed silverfish
Long-tailed silverfish are part of the silver fish species. This wingless insect was discovered in Europe for the first time in 1914. From there, it has spread to all other countries within the EU. The first time it was registered in Denmark was in 2016. Eggs from the long-tailed silverfish hatch after about 2 months, and the young are also able to reproduce after about 2 months.
The long-tailed silverfish is aprox.12mm in length. It can, however, grow to a length of 18 mm. It has 3 thread-like tails and dense hair on its head. It is dark in colour and has 3 rows of bristly clumps on each side of the rear part of its abdomen.
The long-tailed silverfish was registered in Denmark for the first time in 2016, when it migrated from Norway.
Long-tailed silverfish eat any type of food including organic material as long as it is dry and contains starch, such as paper, wallpaper and books, but also cotton and silk.
The most effective method is to reduce the humidity considerably inside. After that, frequent and thorough cleaning is required over a longer period of time. For best results, do this in combination with professional control, where they lay out a gel that contains insecticide.
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