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  • Writer's pictureRobert Bate

Are Silverfish a Problem in your Home?

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Silverfish are a very common household pest and are relatively harmless but they can become a problem if they are left unchecked as they reproduce very quickly. Silverfish are wingless nocturnal insects that are silvery-white in colour and look somewhat similar to a fish (hence the name “silverfish). They can live anywhere between 2 and 8 years reproducing many time over the course of their life span.

Silver fish pest control

Silverfish seek out starches that can be found in book bindings, carpet, clothing, coffee, hair, paper, photos, linen, silk and cotton. If silverfish are left unchecked they can cause significant damage to textiles and contaminate food. They are considered a household pest because of the damage they cause and danger they pose to food safety. Thrive in dark, humid spaces so are commonly found in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, roof voids and sub-floors.

Tackling a silverfish infestation requires treating and eradicating the breeding adult silverfish and their harbour-ages. Our general pest control service covers you for cockroaches, spiders and silverfish and we specifically target these pests so you can enjoy a silverfish free home.

Besides a professional pest control service, there are several thing you can do to prevent a silverfish infestation. Having a thorough and regular cleaning routine is one of the most effective ways of preventing a silverfish problem. Make sure you vacuum all areas of the home including hard to reach areas under cabinets and shelves. Maintaining a clean home and keeping your pest control management up to date is really the best way to prevent a pest problem from developing and getting out of hand.

If you’re noticing silverfish or other pests around the house like cockroaches, spiders, rodents or ants call Results Home Services on 3823 2500 now and hear how we can take care of these pests so you no longer need to share you home with them. We service all of Brisbane and surrounding suburbs on the north and south side of Brisbane.

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