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Silverfish named Britain's most prolific pest; National Trust tells people to turn down the heating to stop spread of bug that infests their properties

Jan 16, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

SILVERFISH, the little bugs that scarper into crevices when the bathroom light is turned on, have been named Britain's most prolific pest by the National Trust, as they urged people to turn down their heating to stop the spread.

The Trust said that warmer winters and hotter summers brought about by climate change had fuelled such a surge in creepy-crawlies, that it was threatening the collections of historic properties.

The charity found silverfish were the most often seen pest at pr...