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Silverfish Control

If you have a problem with silverfish, contact us for a fast and effective treatment.

Silverfish are silver, quick moving and resemble the movement of a fish. Sadly, under the appropriate conditions, they will certainly wreck your books and chew up products to obtain food.

Silverfish are typically considered a home pest. These pests create damage by consuming products that contain carbohydrates. Thus, they eat foods such as grains as well as sugar, books, wallpaper, and also garments as these have starch.

Silverfish are a primitive, nocturnal insect typically 1 to 2 centimetres in length. they are of a greyish, silver colour with a scaly appearance and have prominent antennaes.  These pests have no wings. Their bodies are squashed, long and oval. 

The Behaviour of Silverfish

Silverfish prefer dark areas and are most active at night. So, they may be located in kitchen cabinets, bathtubs, restroom sinks, garages, sheds and also in roof voids and wall cavities. They can also live in wardrobes and piles of paper or storage boxes.

Silverfish are chewing bugs. They, usually, eat anything The Silverfish diet  also consists of veggies, hair, dandruff, photos, linen, cotton, silk, moulds, glue to get starch and molt, as well as other pests.

Consumed materials will have irregular spots eaten off by these bugs. Once they discover a great food resource, they might end up being hard to get rid of.

A silverfish might live up to 5 years or even more. As a matter of fact, the lifecycle of a silverfish includes the laying of eggs and also the hatching of fairies. Then, the fairies resemble the grownups however have no scales.

Silverfish Removal

If the conditions are cold as well as completely dry, the silverfish can not reproduce. In addition, there are basic techniques to manage silverfish which are the following:

  • Thorough and also regular cleaning.
  • Routine monitoring of areas that would attract silverfish.
  • Decrease moisture in your home that motivates silverfish.
  • Eliminate any fractures or crevices.
  • Store paper materials and food in airtight containers.
  • Use a vacuum to clean.
  • Regular inspections by your pest control specialist.

It is generally accepted that due to the nature of silverfish, most people will see one or two on occasions, and these will be controlled with a general pest treatment. However, if you think you may have a serious silverfish problem, (such as seeing multiple silverfish on a daily basis or seeing damage consistent with silverfish) then you should seek professional pest technician advice.

It is strongly recommended when preparing for a silverfish specific treatment that all clothing and storage items in all wardrobes, linen and storage cupboards be removed prior to any treatment, so that a thorough treatment of all surfaces can be conducted. Furthermore, the treatment of the roof void with an insecticide containing an IGR (insect growth regulator) should be included

To arrange a silverfish control service, contact us today to make a booking.

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