Silverfish and firebrat

Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) or Long-tailed Silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata) is a pest that loves to live in humid places indoor. Therefore they can be e.g. found in sewers, kitchens, bathrooms and basements. They spread very easily from one apartment to another through pipeline and drains.

Therefore, it is highly recommended that you try to keep the damp spaces of your apartment or household e.g. kitchen and bathroom as dry as possible. Also, try to keep the sewers as clean as possible.

Firebrat or oven caterpillar (Lepismodes inquilinus) is much rarer than silverfish, but it still occurs almost everywhere in Finland. Firebrat (oven caterpillar) requires very high temperatures (over 25°C) to breed. Because of that, they are usually found in places where thermal equipment exists and food is easily available e.g. in bakeries and restaurants.

Contact us today if you want to get rid of your silverfish or firebrat problem!

Identification of Silverfish and Firebrat


Silverfish is about 1 cm (10 mm) long and mainly silver-colored pest with scales.


Firebrat or oven caterpillar is slightly larger and darker than silverfish. It has also yellowish hair on its sides.

A totally new silverfish species (Long-tailed silverfish, Ctenolepisma longicaudata - link to Wikipedia) have recently also been located here in Finland. It is much longer (body: 11 mm, total: 40 mm) than the common silverfish with long antennae and bristles at rear, quite hairy and much darker.

Pest control of Silverfish and Firebrat

Pest control

At first, case pre-study and then the design of unique pest control plan. After that, efficient and high-quality pest control actions with the latest available methods and techniques.

In order to achieve high-quality results in the most efficient way, we tend to use different kind of pest control methods and techniques. Our main target in pest control, is to avoid pesticides as much as possible.

Our technical responsible persons, will provide upon request additional information about our pest control methods and techniques. Please, contact us for more information!

Required actions before pest control


If needed (additional information will be provided beforehand)

Remove all things away from where the pest control is about to take place e.g. indoor wall, lower shelves of your kitchen cupboard and lower shelves of your walk-in closet. However, large and heavy furniture like bookshelves do not have to be moved. If you have an aquarium, you should also cover it well and take its filter system off.

NOTE! Let us in when we arrive to your door. If you are not at home, please make sure that you have taken your kids and pets out from your apartment and the master key of your housing company have access to your apartment (security lock is left open).

Thank you for your co-operation!

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Please note!

If needed (additional information will be provided beforehand)

Please note that after the pesticide treatment has been carried out, you and your pets are not allowed to enter your apartment before two (2) hours has passed by. Pregnant women, kids and people suffering from asthma shall stay away at least five (5) hours.