Silverfish get their name from their silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like movements. Its elongated, oval-shaped, soft body is covered with fine scales. With six pairs of legs, it measures ¾ inch in size. They have three long tails and two long antennae, which they use to quickly maneuver through high-humid areas that they need to survive.
Silverfish feed on carbohydrates and protein, such as flour, dried meat, rolled oats, paper and even glue, which gives them the ability to contaminate food and damage paper goods. To prevent and treat an infestation, repair leaky pipes or drains and eliminate any moldy or wet wood.
For more information, please visit www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/occasional-invaders/silverfish.
The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed.
Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.
Cockroaches are typically dark brown in color and as long as 1½-inches in length.
Oh that unmistakable sound... a cricket is hiding somewhere!
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
Grasshoppers are known for their long hind legs which they use to make a chirping sound.
June bugs get their name from the time of year they emerge from the ground. They are blackish or reddish brown in color.
The ladybug is also known as 'ladybird' or 'lady beetle' and is typically 7 millimeters in size.
Moths are known for their distinctive pair of wings, which are drab in color and typically resemble earth tones like brown, white, gray or black.