WHAT ARE SILVERFISH?
White to brown-grey or bluish-silver in color, silverfish are teardrop-shaped insects that measure up to 12-19 mm in length. Three long bristles on rear. Grow from egg to adult without visible change in appearance. They thrive in moisture and are known to survive for months without food. Silverfish are able to scale walls and ceilings. These features make them an especially tough pest to remove.
HOW WE GET RID OF SILVERFISH?
Silverfish infestations require professional treatment. Our pest control experts will be able to assess your home and determine the most effective extermination method for your pest problem.
MOST COMMON DISEASES SPREAD BY SILVERFISH:
Silverfish are not known to bite humans or do not carry any diseases.
- Silverfish love the humidity. Eliminate sources of excessive moisture such as faulty plumbing and condensation.
- Using a dehumidifier
- Ventilate closed rooms and attics
- Eliminate standing water
- Run an air conditioner
- Remove easily accessible food sources by storing pantry food in tight containers.
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WHY ADDRESS THE PROBLEM:
Silverfish are known for their destructive feeding habits, oftentimes ruining papers, clothing and wallpaper. They commonly infest dark, damp areas around paper and linen sources. Silverfish infestations can be found in kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, attics and basements.