Silverfish get their name from the the way they move, like a fast-fish. They are a nuisance pest, and adult silverfish have a teardrop shaped body, brown in color and covered with silver gray scales. Silverfish grow to about 3/4” in length, wingless, and have a extra long pair of antennae and 3 long appendages that protrude from the back of their body.
Why do I have them?
Silverfish are typically found living outdoors in areas that provide them with a dark damp environment. They typically enter into home through cracks found in the foundation or underneath of doors while foraging for food or if the weather outside becomes too hot and dry. Silverfish may also enter into homes accidentally in boxes or in damaged food packages. Once inside silverfish are often found by homeowners in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, laundry rooms, and underneath of sinks.
Are they dangerous?
Silverfish have a creepy appearance and are not a danger to people. They do not bite or sting and aren’t known to transmit diseases to people, although they are a danger to your personal belongings. Silverfish find carbohydrates quite tasty, especially sugars and starches, and they will contaminate and damage book bindings, linens, shampoos, pictures, silk, and clothing.
Can I treat silverfish myself?
No, controlling silverfish infestations is not recommended and can be a difficult and frustrating task. Do-it-yourself silverfish control is not recommended. Silverfish are difficult to find and treat on your own because they hide in the hard to reach areas of your home.
Do it yourself products can be dangerous to you, your family, pets, and plants if not placed or mixed properly. Also, DIY pest control does not do anything to treat the route of your silverfish problem-how and why they are entering into your home in the first place.
Our Flea Master Pest Control Program will help you battle against a silverfish outbreak. Our advanced and current treatment for pest elimination is safe for you, your family and your pets.
How soon can you get here?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how aggravating silverfish infestation problems can be for home and business owners. We are committed to helping our customers control their problem, and we bring over 36 years of experience to give you a solution that fits your own needs.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, our treatments are safe for use around people, pets, and plants. We use just the right amount of chemicals needed to solve your silverfish infestation problem whether we use natural products, baits, mechanical methods, or conventional products. Call or contact us online today for more information on a spider treatment and our maintenance program.
How Do I prevent future infestations?
The best way to prevent and control silverfish is by having a year round pest control service plan in place. Besides having professional pest control plan, here are a few things that you can do around inside and outside your home to help prevent problems with silverfish:
- Check under your doors for faulty seals of your door sweeps. Make sure to seal foundation cracks and crevices of your home.
- Check cartons, boxes, furniture, newspapers and books for signs of silverfish before bringing them into your home.
- Check packages you have purchased from the store for rips and tears.
- When dry goods are brought into the home, place the product in plastic or glass containers with tight fitting lids.
- Reduce humidity levels within your home by using de-humidifiers and/or air-conditioners.
- Keep basement and other storage areas clean and reduce or eliminate clutter to limit the areas silverfish hide and thrive in.
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