Silverfish are small, nocturnal, and move very quickly. This can make it
difficult to realize you have an infestation until you find something
in your home that they’ve damaged, or stumble upon a swarm of them.
If you notice silverfish in your home, there are a few
pest control measures you can use to help keep these bugs at bay.
Silverfish can survive in many environments, but they prefer dark, damp
places to call home and can grow more rapidly in areas with high humidity.
Therefore, reducing excess moisture throughout your house is one of the
best ways to prevent a silverfish infestation. Make sure that your yard
has good drainage, and check for any cracks in the walls of your home
where water might seep in.
Silverfish will eat just about any food that you or your pet does. Keeping
crumbs and food debris to a minimum will reduce their available food sources.
If your home has carpet, regular vacuuming will help with this and potentially
pull up any silverfish eggs that may be lurking in the fibers. These insects
also like to feed on some fabrics and paper materials. Keeping cardboard
boxes of books stored in a damp closet provides an ideal habitat for silverfish.
Ask a Professional
If you have noticed one or a few silverfish scurrying around your home,
taking away their water and food sources may be enough to prevent these
insects from growing in numbers. If, however, your home already harbors
a silverfish population, seeking out a professional pest control company
is the recommended approach to dealing with this problem. A pest control
expert will be able to assess your home and inspect it for signs of a
silverfish infestation, and discuss the best approach for treatment.
With more than 35 years of experience in pest control services, Payne Pest
professional residential pest control near Orange County. Our pest experts can help eliminate bees, birds, roaches, and many other
pests from your property. You can reach us at (877) 365-5629 to learn more.