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Silverfish - blog 2

If you have been following our blogs for some time, you would already know that we have been in the pest control business for over 20 years. Every year around Springtime there is always one particular pest that seems to dominate the calls. Are you curious to know what this year’s winner is? Yep, you guessed it! Silverfish! There are so many factors that determine the winner every year, but with all the excess amounts of rain that we had this year, it’s a no brainer.

What are Silverfish?

Silverfish are small, wingless, silvery, metallic insects that feed on organic matter. They are common in homes and businesses and can survive in a variety of habitats. Silverfish are typically seen in bathrooms, kitchens and basements. These are areas that tend to have moisture.

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What Do Silverfish Eat?

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Silverfish are omnivorous, so they pretty much will eat anything, but their diet primarily consists of carbohydrates and proteins. They love to feed on starchy products, paper products, such as books, cereal boxes, wallpaper or glue.

How To Get Rid of Silverfish?

As with any pest, it is best to figure out what exactly you are dealing with. You can do this by placing insect glue monitors where you are seeing the silverfish activity. This will give you a good idea if you are dealing with just a couple of silverfish or you have more of an infestation that needs to be dealt with. Nevertheless, the silverfish were drawn there for some reason. You will want to do a thorough inspection, checking your pipes, drains and faucets for leaks or any excess moisture.

If you just want to deal with the silverfish without a full pesticide treatment, you can use these silverfish packs. These can be placed anywhere you are having a silverfish issue, for example: closets, drawers or bookcases.

You can also go the pesticide route! There are many insecticides on the market that are labeled for silverfish. Perimeter treatments around the exterior of your home can be done in conjunction with the packs to create a pesticide barrier.

If you have any questions about silverfish and how to get rid of them, we are here to help!

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