Silverfish Control Services In Arlington VA
Miche Pest Control is a family owned and operated pest control company that provides residential & commercial silverfish control services for homes and businesses in Arlington 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
- Hire an exterminator for year round protection from silverfish
Let Us Help!
Miche Pest Control offers safe and effective treatment plans in Arlington 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!
Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, often referred to simply as Arlington, Virginia. The county is situated in Northern Virginia on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River directly across from the District of Columbia, of which it was once a part, under the name Alexandria County. The county is coterminous with the U.S. Census Bureau's census-designated place of Arlington. Arlington is considered to be the second-largest "principal city" of the Washington metropolitan area. If it were incorporated as a city, Arlington would be the fourth most-populous city in the state.
With a land area of 26 square miles, Arlington is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the US, and by reason of state law regarding population density, it has no incorporated towns within its borders. Arlington is home to the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport, and Arlington National Cemetery. In academia, the county contains Marymount University, George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, the administrative offices buildings and graduate programs for the Schar School of Policy and Government and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, as well as satellite campuses of the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.
The area that now constitutes Arlington County was originally part of Fairfax County in the Colony of Virginia. Land grants from the British monarch were awarded to prominent Englishmen in exchange for political favors and efforts at development. One of the grantees was Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who lends his name to both Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. The county's name "Arlington" comes via Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, a Plantation along the Potomac River, and Arlington House, the family residence on that property. George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of First Lady Martha Washington, acquired this land in 1802. The estate was eventually passed down to Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of General Robert E. Lee. The property later became Arlington National Cemetery during the American Civil War, and eventually lent its name to present-day Arlington County.
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