Silvercheck Solution

The only trap on the market that monitors both Silverfish and Grey Silverfish

Silverfish, firebrats and grey silverfish are worldwide pests of domestic dwellings and storage areas. All species inhabit damp, dark places. However, whilst the common silverfish are restricted to damp conditions, the grey silverfish can inhabit a much wider humidity range, so may be found throughout domestic dwellings and storage areas, rather than solely in damp areas. Grey silver fish are increasing in prevalence now that more homes have central heating. Firebrats are more prevalent in hot climates where temperatures reach or exceed 36 ̊C / 96.8 ̊F.

Silverfish, firebrats and grey silverfish cause damage to a variety of materials found in domestic and storage environments that contain high levels of carbohydrates and proteins. They may feed on the glue behind wallpaper or in book bindings, paper, cereals, dried meats, silks and synthetic fabrics.

British Pest Control Association
Keele University. “The Grey Silverfish | BPCA Digital Forum 5 – Your digital pest event (October)” Oct 2020
Presented by Melvin Knapp, Killgerm.

Formidable performance, discreet, easy to use.

High in demand, the Silvercheck catches three times as many common silverfish Lepisma saccharina and grey silverfish Ctenolepisma longicaudata compared to a range of commercial traps tested. This ready to use, discreet trap is a self-contained cardboard station with a powerful sticky base and unique lure.

Why use Silvercheck?

The Silvercheck lure is made up of special ingredients that are proven to be irresistible to both silverfish and grey silverfish. The trap is made from high quality cardboard with wings over the centre window to keep out dust and provide air flow to dispense the powerful attractant. It is designed with multiple entry points to allow easy access and trapping of all sizes of the silverfish species.

Grey silverfish is an increasing threat

Unlike the common silverfish, the grey silverfish have adapted to live in more arid environments, so are an increasing problem in warmer modern houses with central heating. Grey silverfish are now widespread, causing substantial stress for home and business owners. The Silvercheck lure attracts both species.

Silverfish feed on starches, sugar, proteins and fat which makes them a harmful pest of household possessions, such as books and their bindings, wallpaper, paint, photographs, breadcrumbs, cereals and cotton, even hair and dead insects. They are night-dwellers and very fast moving making them very difficult to detect. The common silverfish inhabit damp, dark areas such as your bathroom, kitchen, garage, attic or cellar. They can be found under wallpaper, flooring, behind appliances, cardboard boxes, damp clothing and paper. The grey silverfish are often detected in modern buildings and, although they prefer humid environments, they can survive in drier areas, in rooms with no running water or drains.

Grey silverfish is an increasing threat

BPCA (British Pest Control Association)

PestWatch: Silverfish and grey silverfish

A new species of silverfish has been found in the UK

is this an explanation for treatment difficulties, due to misidentification?

Nature Now! – Chris Egnoto
“Learn Something About Silverfish!”July 2018

Animal Fact Files
“Silverfish facts: Minecraft Hostiles | Animal Fact Files” May 2018

Long-tailed silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata) Biology and Control

Authors:Anders Aak, Bjørn Arne Rukke, Preben S. Ottesen, Morten Hage

Published by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health Division for Infection Control and Environmental Health Department of Pest ControlMarch 2019

Citation: Aak A, Rukke BA, Ottesen PS, Hage M. 2019. Long-tailed silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata) – biology and control. Oslo: Norwegian Institute of Public Health – www.fhi.no

Order: The report can be downloaded as pdf on the NIPH website: www.fhi.no

Abstract The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has written this document in cooperation with Norsk Hussopp Forsikring, and it summarizes the level of knowledge in 2019 regarding the long- tailed silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata). NIPH acts under the Health and Care Ministry of Norway as a national competence institution for governmental authorities, the health service, the judiciary, prosecuting authorities, politicians, the media and the public independent of commercial interests. The principle of substitution is a recurring theme in the management of and research on urban pests in Norway. It states that preventive and control measures must be carried out in an efficient way, but also pose the least possible harm on human health and the environment. Therefore, it is imperative to promote least-toxic methods as an alternative to pesticide use in indoor environments it is indeed an important public health topic. The Department of Pest Control at NIPH is the national competence centre for prevention and control of indoors pests.

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