Silverfish Control Services In Alexandria VA
Miche Pest Control is a family owned and operated pest control company that provides residential & commercial silverfish control services in Alexandria VA. Our expert silverfish exterminators get rid of silverfish infestations quickly using combinations of highly effective pest management strategies to both eliminate existing silverfish and prevent their return. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - call today or book online!
What Are Silverfish?
Silverfish are 400-million-year-old insects with long, slim bodies about half an inch long and blueish-silver, metallic-looking skin. While silverfish do pre-date dinosaurs, the average lifespan of one silverfish is usually between two and eight years. Laying around 100 eggs over the course of their entire adult lifetime, adult female silverfish lay between 2 and 20 eggs per day, usually in moist, well-protected areas.
What Are the Signs of a Silverfish Infestation?
Some signs of a silverfish infestation include:
- Noticing chew marks or small holes in books, clothing, wallpaper, or fabrics
- You spot silverfish crawling around your home
Silverfish shed their skin many times throughout their lifetime so, if you’re finding yourself picking up small, silver scales off the floor or other surfaces of your home, it is possible that you are dealing with a silverfish infestation.
How Do Silverfish Get Inside?
Silverfish usually make their way into homes through openings or cracks around windows and doors. If silverfish make their way into roofs and attics, it is also possible that you may find them crawling out of light fixtures in the ceiling.
When Are Silverfish Most Active?
Silverfish are nocturnal, coming out mainly at night in search of food. Otherwise, silverfish spend most of their time hiding in dark places for protection. With an average lifespan of 2 to 8 years, silverfish usually weather all 4 seasons but are most active in the warmer months.
Where Do Silverfish Like to Hide?
Silverfish are most attracted to moist places such as bathtubs, sinks, basements, and laundry rooms. Silverfish are also known decomposers, often getting their nutrients from fabrics, newspapers, and books, so be sure to check any paper or fabric piles you may have around your home while looking for silverfish.
Are Silverfish Dangerous?
Silverfish are not known to be dangerous to humans or pets.
If Silverfish Aren’t Dangerous, Why Should I Get Rid of Them?
With females producing up to 100 eggs in their adult lifetime, silverfish are quick and active procreators. It is important to take care of a silverfish problem as soon as possible before their presence in your home becomes more difficult to manage.
How Can I Get Rid of Silverfish?
The quickest and most effective way to rid your home of a silverfish infestation is to call a pest control expert. Once we’ve gotten the silverfish under control following your initial treatment, we recommend continuous quarterly treatment of the exterior of your home to prevent any silverfish from returning. Interior treatment of your home for silverfish is also always included by request.
How Can I Prevent the Silverfish from Coming Back?
- Maintain and clean your yard regularly, clearing any piles of leaves and branches
- Keep any potential silverfish hiding spots, like behind appliances, clean and tidy
- Use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in your home in places like the basement or the laundry room
Let Us Help!
Miche Pest Control offers safe and effective treatment plans in Alexandria, VA that are specifically designed to target, remove, and prevent silverfish in and around your home. Give us a call today at (844) 211-7378 to schedule your initial pest control service and get those pesky silverfish under control!
Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 7 miles south of downtown Washington DC.
Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as Central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been influenced by its proximity to the U.S. Capitol. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Another is the Institute for Defense Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria, and in 2017, so did the headquarters of the National Science Foundation.
The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for all who live in Alexandria as well for visitors. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact and walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.
A large portion of adjacent Fairfax County, mostly south but also west of the city, has Alexandria mailing addresses. However, this area is under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County's government and separate from the independent city. The city is therefore sometimes referred to as the "City of Alexandria" to avoid confusion. Additionally, neighboring Arlington County was formerly named "Alexandria County" before it was renamed by the Virginia General Assembly in 1920 to reduce confusion with the city.
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