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- 2019 North Florida Bed Bug Summit
The climate in Florida has silverfish flocking to homes in search of heat and humidity. Find out why these conditions are ripe for an infestation near you.
The silverfish! That weird, slimy, slithery looking bug that seems to show up just when you least expect it to. Most of us at one time or another have picked up a box from off the basement floor or moved some stuff around in the attic only to uncover one or two of these creatures who are trying desperately to scramble undercover to hide once again. No one thinks too much of one or two bugs in some unseen part of the home or garage and might dismiss this sighting from their minds to continue with the task at hand.
The answer to this question is a complicated one. Silverfish don't bite people; they don't have venom and they are not known to spread illness. So, in some ways that other pest bugs are considered dangerous, silverfish don't meet the criteria. But danger comes in many forms. If you're wondering if silverfish are dangerous to your belongings or to your home, the answer is yes. Yes, they are.
Are you old enough to remember when you used to have to go to a store to have your photos developed? That is, of course, if you weren't lucky enough to have one of those fancy cameras that printed the picture on the spot. Do you remember getting VHS tapes from the video store? Now we watch movies on our phones. Even the movies that play in the theater are almost all digital now. Do you remember listening to music on tape, or even 8-track? Now our music is in the cloud, whatever the heck that is. We do everything with our digital devices. We even read books on them. But silverfish miss the old days when everything was analog. There were a lot more to eat back then.