Silverfish Nymph Facts

Female silverfish lay their eggs in hidden places around homes. These eggs typically hatch in about 20 to 40 days. Baby silverfish, or nymphs, in an ideal setting can mature in three months. In cool climates, full development into adults may take up to two years.

What Do Baby Silverfish Look Like?

Baby silverfish are only a fraction of an inch long and white in color. Nymphs hatch without scales, which develop after several months. Silverfish molt many times as they mature and grow. Nymphs feed on the same starchy and high-protein items as adult silverfish.

Silverfish Lifespan

The surrounding environment has a major influence on baby silverfish development. The insects mature quicker and live longer in warm temperatures. These pests prefer humid areas like laundry rooms with a temperature of 70 to 90 degrees. On average, silverfish live for about three years.

Managing Silverfish

Homeowners might not see baby silverfish or adults because the pests are nocturnal. Regular cleaning, fixing water leaks and humidity control will help keep these insects out of homes. Contact Orkin for help removing adult and baby silverfish.


Silverfish Home Protection

Silverfish Life Cycle & Lifespan

How to Identify Silverfish Eggs & Larvae

Silverfish Nymphs | Identify Silverfish Babies

How do Silverfish Get Inside the House?

What bug has a small gray body and three antennas?


What bug has a small gray body and three antennas?

What are Silverfish Attracted To?

White Silverfish Facts & Information

What happens when the creepy critters make their way inside?


Did you know that many of them can do real damage to your home?

Fast moving bugs in bathroom


They don't look like cockroaches but they move fast. What are they?

How do I get rid of centipedes and silverfish?


What chemicals does Orkin use, and where are they applied?

Connect with Us

Our customer care team is available for you 24 hours a day.


Find a Branch

Our local Pros are the pest experts in your area.

Get a Personalized Quote

We will help you find the right treatment plan for your home.



Pest ControlTermite ControlPrevent and Protect


Browse All Pests

© 2023 Orkin LLC

Terms of UsePrivacyAccessibility StatementCareers