When you first find signs of silverfish, it is important to get good silverfish control strategies in place. An infestation can cause a lot of damage.
Did you know a silverfish infestation in the home will consume any matter that contains carbohydrates or protein? This includes:
- Matter such as glue
- Book bindings
- Plaster, paints, paper
- Sugar, coffee
- Carpet, clothing, and tapestries.
They will also eat damp textiles or organic matter. Silverfish are hard to stop due to being able to survive for a year or more without having any food!
Swatapest will apply treatment to all skirtings, floors, bookcases or any other likely location found. We also treat the roof space and cavity walls to ensure full eradication.
Silverfish are a small wingless insect with a flat carrot-shaped body with silver and grey scales. They also have 3 “tail-like” appendages and 2 antennae on their heads.
When the silverfish insect invades a home they often live in:
- Carpet & bathrooms
- Clothing & beds
- Pantries & storage spaces.
Silverfish are active during the night and will hide throughout the day, making them hard to detect until there is a problem:
- They will make quick movements then stop for short intervals before moving on again.
- They will avoid direct sunlight and if an object is moved where they are hiding, they will move rapidly to hide in a spot where there is no sunlight.