Silverfish Are Not Directly Harmful To Humans.
These scary-looking insects do not crawl in people's ears and lay eggs, as earwigs are rumored to do. And they will not burrow into people's brains, as earwigs are also rumored to do. (This is a myth, by the way). And silverfish do not bite or sting or carry diseases. But they do, however, sometimes crawl on people in order to eat dandruff. Not a pleasant experience for sure.
If you would rather not have to deal with eradicating silverfish, consider the following prevention tips:
Seal up any gaps and cracks found in your foundation or outside walls by using a caulking gun or other patching material.
Seal up around windows and doors and where pipes, wires, air conditioning units or other items enter through your foundation or walls.
Replace mulch with dry materials such as crushed rock. Silverfish love moist materials.
Replace or install door sweeps and make certain that they make a good connection all the way across.
Check for water-damaged areas on your home and have them properly repaired. It doesn't take much of a gap for silverfish to get in.
Make sure your gutters are working properly, not clogged, and channeling water well away from your home.
While keeping silverfish and other household pests out of your home can be done using do-it-yourself methods, once these pests have established themselves, the best course of action is to employ help from a professional pest control company. If you are seeing silverfish inside your home or business, reach out to Moyer Pest Control for immediate assistance.