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Start of Silverfish infestation?

  • 19-03-2022 2:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭

    Hi there,

    I am preparing to move into a new (to me - mid 90s build) apartment.

    This morning I found what I believe is a silverfish. I was there yesterday doing a huge clean and didn’t spot any insects of any kind all day.

    I know a neighbour in another building has had a silverfish infestation and I’m worried this could be the start.

    The apartment is not particularly moist or humid and there’s no food in the place. Should I be concerned that a single (that I know of) silverfish could start an infestation? My windows were open most of the day so I’m hoping it might have been a stray from the neighbours.

    Any knowledge or advice would be much appreciated!

    Thank you,



  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭tvjunki

    Silverfish like moisture. There could have been a leak under the sink under the bath or attic. They eat rotten wood /material. They like paper as well.

    Check if there is damp anywhere. Give everywhere a good clean. They like dust as well.