Collier Pest Control is your Southwest Florida Pest Authority, including Silverfish and Firebrats. Both Silverfish and Firebrats are common household pests that can cause damage in homes by eating foods or other materials that are high in protein, sugar, or starch. Silverfish will eat cereals, moist wheat and flour, paper on which there is glue or paste, sizing in paper and bookbinding’s, starch in clothing and rayon fabrics.

Both Silverfish and Firebrats have flattened bodies, broad at the front and tapering gradually toward the rear (carrot shaped). They both have three long slender appendages found at the rear of the body and two long slender antennae attached to their heads. Both are wingless with their bodies covered with scales. Silverfish are shiny silver gray or pearl gray in color and Firebrats are mottled gray in color. Both are active at night and hide during the day.

Silverfish live and develop in damp cool places such as baseboards, bookcases, closets, window and door frames. Large numbers of Silverfish may be found in newly constructed buildings in which the newly plastered walls are still damp.

Firebrats live and develop in hot damp places such as around furnaces, fireplaces, hot water pipes and heaters, insulation, and outdoor mulch beds.

Collier Pest Control can eliminate unwanted Silverfish and Firebrats with our “Collier Complete” pest control service. We will treat all the cracks and crevices inside your home and broadcast spray the eaves, soffits, mulch beds, flower beds, entry ways, and 5 to 10 feet perimeter around the outside of your home.

Call, 239-455-4300, Collier Pest Control today for a free estimate and a complete explanation on any of our services, or look us up on line at Do not let unwanted guests spoil your beautiful Southwest Florida lifestyle. Remember, Florida does not have to be shared with insects!