Silverfish Control and Silverfish Extermination

Pest Control

You have probably seen the menacing-looking Silverfish before, but you might not have known what it was called. These tiny insects are commonly found in dark and moist environments, they are silver in color and have a body shape similar to that of a carrot. They have long antennae that protrude from either side of their body, and are very fast runners. Since they prefer the dark, these creepy looking insects are most often seen at night. They will eat almost anything including dust, dead bugs, fungus, and cardboard. Another form of the silverfish is the firebrat, this bug looks similar but is almost exactly opposite in characteristics. They prefer warmer environments, such as under an oven or near hot water pipes. Either way, the presence of these pests can be linked to excessive moisture in the air. This is why they are commonly found near leaks or in southern states where the air is naturally humid.

The easiest way to prevent, as well as control, Silverfish is to reduce the amount of moisture found in your home. If you have any leaking plumbing, it must be repaired. You can dry out the rest of excess moisture in the air by using a dehumidifier, or installing extra fans to provide more ventilation. While reducing the moisture will prevent the home from being a good home for silverfish, you also want to seal up any cracks or openings that they could get through. This way, you don’t have to worry about encountering the problem again. Once your house is sealed and the moisture has been eliminated, you will probably see the silverfish population diminish significantly. If there are any stragglers they can be easily caught and disposed of.