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!
Swat-A-Pest 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.