Silverfish Phoenix

Physical Characteristics of Silverfish in Phoenix

  • Body is scaly and soft
  • Brownish to silver in hue, measuring up to ¾” in length
  • Long and round at top, tapering at the bottom of the body with 3 protruding tails
  • A pair of antennae appear on the Silverfish’s head


  • Exhibit extreme fear of light, making them difficult to be detected by humans

Phoenix Food Sources

  • Starches and dextrin – Sources include fabrics, hair, carpet, paints and adhesives, etc.

Life Cycle

  • Females lay up to 60 eggs at a time
  • Can live up to 10 years

Related Information and Warnings

  • Although harmless to humans, its droppings can contaminate food
  • Can be destructive to fabrics, papers and adhesives

If you notice a Silverfish or have feel as though you have an infestation in your Phoenix property please feel free to call Bug Guardian at (480)345-2847.