Silverfish get their name from their color and the way they appear to swim across surfaces. The warm, humid environments of Southern Florida are just right for silverfish, and they are commonly found in homes and business–particularly in basements, attics, bathrooms and in mattresses. While not known to be harmful to humans, silverfish can cause damage to property: they are known to eat books, glues, clothes, tapestries, etc. If your Boca Raton, FL home contains valuable cloth antiques or books, don’t take chances with silverfish. At the first sign, call Southeast Florida Pest Control for immediate treatment or ask about preventive pest control plans to protect your home and valuables.