The silverfish is an insect that looks like a small fish. It has three long appendages that protrude from its body. These appendages have bristles on them. They can be found in damp and dark areas.
Silverfish are not only a nuisance, but can damage personal items. If you notice scratch marks or holes in your books or papers, you may have an infestation.
One way to avoid silverfish is to have a professional pest control company come to your house and remove the insects. In addition, there are things you can do to keep them away.
First, you need to remove the clutter from your house. Silverfish are attracted to cluttered and damp areas. To prevent them from entering your home, remove all your furniture and bedding, and wash them in hot water.
Second, you should increase ventilation. Having lots of air circulation in your home can help silverfish avoid staying inside. You can do this by installing dehumidifiers or a humidifier.
Finally, you can keep silverfish from invading your home by fixing any water-damaged walls and window sills. This is a common cause of silverfish infestation.
Another way to prevent an infestation is to clean your house regularly. Silverfish can grow very quickly, so keeping your home clean can prevent them from getting out.
Also, be sure to keep your floors dry. Silverfish can easily get under the flooring of your shower.
Silverfish will also get into your pantry and garage. Their food sources include grains, sugar, protein-rich foods, and other starchy materials.