Silverfish are a peculiar pest. They enjoy making a meal out of your books, dry foods, and even clothing. A unique enzyme allows them to break down and digest cellulose. As nocturnal creatures, they hide during the day, waiting to search for food and water at night.
Common sources of food include cereals, pastas, pet foods, books, clothing, dust, dead insects, and more. They are particularly resilient creatures and can last more than several months without nourishment. A sizable population can invade a home, particularly new homes with fresh lumber, wallboard, and concrete.
Silverfish are a silver-pearl gray, can grow up to ¾ of an inch long, and have long antennae. Many people first notice them after finding damaged objects with scale residue left behind. These creatures can thrive in almost any habitat. They prefer humid places at moderate temperatures but can survive temperatures from freezing to beyond 100 degrees. Though they do not travel through pipes or drains, they can become caught in the slippery slopes of bathtubs or sinks.
How to Get Rid of Silverfish
The proactive solution is to keep areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and shower stalls clean and dry. Household dust is a common source of food, so regularly cleaning is advised. If you suspect you may have an infestation, spotting the source could prove difficult.
These pests will travel large distances in search of sustenance. Ensure your foods are securely sealed in your pantry. Finding silverfish in your cereal is a bad way to start the morning!
Let Us Take Care of it!
We have the knowledge and experience dealing with infestations of this kind. The first step is to locate the usual areas where the pests may be hiding. A targeted spraying of the baseboards, closets, bookcases, and other dark hiding spaces should take care of the problem. We will return your house to a pest-free zone quickly!
Bait has proven ineffective in dealing with silverfish, as they tend not to eat it. If a chemical treatment does not handle the infestation inside, it is likely the point of origin is outside of the house. We will examine and treat the exterior in areas likely to contain silverfish in these cases. Our professionals will suggest a treatment plan that both works for you and keeps your property protected.
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Occasionally, our experts will discover a water source that provides the requisite humidity and hydration for the pests. We suggest you have these plumbing issues handled immediately to ensure the efficacy of our treatment plans. Call today for a quick and easy silverfish control quote!
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