Silverfish are small, nocturnal insects. They like to live in damp areas, such as bathrooms and basements. As a result, these pests can be difficult to eliminate. If you suspect you have silverfish, contact a professional pest control service.
When a silverfish infestation occurs, it’s important to clean out any food or water sources that may be attracting them. Then, repair any wet wood or damaged pipes.
You can also help keep silverfish from invading your home by using dehumidifiers. These appliances can prevent moisture buildup in your basement or attic.
It’s also important to seal cracks in your home and insulate pipes. If possible, seal windows and doors with caulk.
To avoid an infestation, be sure to store all of your items in airtight containers. This will keep silverfish from getting to your food and papers.
Some of the signs of a silverfish infestation include molted skins, stains, and feeding marks. Feeding marks could be holes, scrapes, or surface etchings.
A silverfish infestation can spread to other areas of your home, especially if you leave the items they’ve eaten in the same spot. If you’re planning to move into an infested area, it’s best to eliminate the infestation before you move in.
Professional exterminators will identify where the silverfish are living and provide a treatment plan. Often, a professional will recommend installing a trap or putting up a barrier.
If you’re looking for a silverfish removal service, call Smith’s Pest Control. Our pest control experts are licensed and offer free estimates.