Silverfish Control the Hearts Pest Management way
Silverfish are small, fast, wingless insects with a steel grey color that gives them their name. They are long and flat with bristly protrusions at their abdomen. For this reason, they are also known as Bristle Tails and Fringetails. Sometimes, they are mistaken for centipedes or millipedes.
Silverfish may eat a variety of foods, but they love starchy foods and molds. Although they won’t get rid of mold from a home infected with it, silverfish may proliferate in a mold infested home. Paper is, unfortunately, a very starchy food, and silverfish will consume it if they are allowed to. Maps, documents and books are all at risk from silverfish, especially if they are being kept in the places most likely frequented by silverfish such as basements, attics and garages.
Silverfish Prevention – Protecting Your Valuables
Silverfish can be prevented or reduced by:
- minimizing their food supply in the areas they breed and frequent.
- controlling moisture in the basement, garage or attic is important.
- placing starchy foods in plastic containers, denying deny them access.
- using plastic containers to store things in the garage or attic to eliminate a food source since cardboard is similar to paper as a food source for silverfish.
Hearts Pest Management treats silverfish comprehensively and effectively.
- A thorough inspection of your property will ensure that you get the best treatment.
- Your Hearts Consulting Pest Technician will then treat your home for silverfish as described below.
- We will help you develop a plan to protect you from re-infestations in the future.
- We will guide you in eliminiting the type of habitat that promotes the proliferation of silverfish.
Silverfish can be treated with localized spraying, dusting and granual treatments. Some times a whole house treatment may be necessary if silverfish are firmly established throughout the home. For inside the home, pyrethroids in both dust and liquid formulations are effective against silverfish.
|Review our: Pest Control Product labels and MSDS list, which is amended regularly as we research the best pest control products available for silverfish.|
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