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Much of New York City is covered in a variety of nasty bugs and pests. Although bedbugs bite and are quite a large nuisance, so are silverfish. These pests are normally, or should we say always wingless and have a silvery-brown color due to the fact that they are covered in scales. Most silverfish are soft-bodied, meaning that they are disgusting to most NYC dwellers.
These pests invading NYCâ€™s Upper East Side are about Âľ of an inch long and are flat from top to bottom as well as that they are long and oval in shape. What makes them a pest as well as disgusting is that they have three long tail projections and two large antennae.
The other kind of silverfish that also resides in Manhattan goes by the name of the Firebrat and is very similar in habits except that it is darker in color and prefers temperatures 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but has a similar high humidity requirement. You would most likely find these pests living in basements underneath or by heating pipes in New York City.
Silverfish are capable of laying about 100 eggs continuously throughout their life and as soon as they become adults. Normally eggs are deposited singly or in small batches inside cracks and crevices and hatch in approximately 3 weeks. These posh pests develop from egg to young adult in 4-6 weeks and are continuously molting throughout their live, much like the â€śfashionistasâ€ť that reside on the Upper West Side.
In their immature stages they look like the adults, except that they are white in color and are only 1/20th of an inch in length. They slowly change into that silvery color as they get bigger. They also may outlive many of the Upper East Side residents by being able to live anywhere from two to eight years in Manhattans basements.
Like our friend the bed bug these silverfish are chewers, but they donâ€™t chew you the mainly chew on flour, dried meats, rolled oats, paper, and glue off of book bindings. These pests are able to survive a very long period of time, up to a year without eating but are very sensitive to moisture and require 70-90 percent humidity in order to survive. Also, like many New Yorkers they are picky about temperature and require it to be between 70 to 80 degrees F. They are also very fast runners and again like many Upper East Siderâ€™s they only come out at night.
It simply doesnâ€™t matter who you are or where you live, from Queens to Manhattan these pests are not necessarily worried about how much rent is on the Upper East Side or even Midtown. Like the bedbug it isnâ€™t because youâ€™re dirty, itâ€™s simply because they chose you and made you their roommate. If you see any silverfish or any pest for that matter call Beyond Pest Control right away, because you donâ€™t want to worsen the problem anymore than it already is.
If you ever have any bug related questions feel free to call us either at Beyond Pest Control. Once again, and I canâ€™t stress this enough we are on call twenty four hours a day seven days a week to kill those bugs, we arenâ€™t kidding whether you call us at 9 am or midnight we will be available to take your call and either get rid of the bug infestation, or answer any questions you may have concerning the bug issue. I can honestly guarantee that there will be someone to answer that call. We make it our business to make you bug free!
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