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How Do I Get Rid Of Silverfish In My Home Fast?

February 14, 2023 - Silverfish

Author - Tom Miche

close up of silverfish on paper

The name says it all if you’ve never heard of silverfish before. Although these insects appear menacing, they pose no physical threat or health hazard to humans as they don’t sting, bite, or transmit disease. But that doesn’t mean they’re entirely harmless. Silverfish have a voracious appetite for your personal possessions and can cause them significant destruction.

Fortunately, Miche Pest Control can quickly wipe out a silverfish infestation in your home to restore your peace and comfort and salvage your belongings. We come well-equipped to handle any pest problem you encounter with pinpoint accuracy. Please continue reading to learn more about these unusual insects and how professionals with pest control can be your best ally to eliminate them quickly.

What Do Silverfish Look Like?

Silverfish have a distinctive look consisting of a teardrop-shaped frame with three bristle-like appendages jutting out from their rear end. Their antennae are as long as their bodies, which are brown but covered in silvery-metallic scales that give them a shimmery, shiny appearance. Their rapid back-and-forth movement when they run mimics how a fish wriggles through the water. For the best way to get rid of silverfish, give Miche Pest Control a call to set up an in-home evaluation.

Is it Dangerous To Have Silverfish In My House?

Although you never have to fear physical danger over a silverfish invasion in your house, your possessions are another story. These insects are notorious for consuming all kinds of items in your home, including:

  • Photographs

  • Carpets

  • Wallpaper

  • Plaster

  • Upholstery

  • Documents

These insects can leave stains on fabrics with their droppings, so protect your silk, satin, and other materials. They can also burrow unsealed goods like cereal, pasta, oats, and flour in your pantry. Contact a qualified silverfish management company to schedule a comprehensive property inspection if you’ve noticed any silverfish damage.

Why Are There Silverfish In My House?

Silverfish, like most other insects, trespass onto your property and intrude into your home for food and shelter. These insects are generally found in moist climates that offer built-in protection by the habitat, like under logs or rock piles or nestled within leaf litter. Once they’ve gotten inside your house, silverfish prefer congregating near sinks, behind furniture, books, basements, and crawl spaces. Silverfish need water sources or moisture to survive, so the more you eliminate this element, the fewer insects you will encounter.

Silverfish can also be brought in from the outside through dried food items, like cereals, grains, and flour. So, avoid purchasing any item from the store with a broken seal or damaged packaging. Consult a qualified pest service to help eliminate silverfish from your home.

What’s The Best Way To Get Rid Of Silverfish?

Getting rid of silverfish doesn’t have to be rocket science or take a full-scale effort on your part. Your solution is to partner with experienced professionals with the background, skills, and latest equipment to get rid of a silverfish problem quickly. Don’t rely on unproven home remedies or do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) tactics popularized by the latest social media gurus. For the best results, skip the D.I.Y. and go straight to the pros.

Since 2019, Miche Pest Control has delivered impeccable pest management solutions that have kept our residents’ homes and businesses free of pest problems. We strive to resolve your issue quickly so you may resume living the excellent quality of life to which you’re accustomed. 

Our friendly staff thoroughly explains the treatment process, ensuring you understand it completely. We’re here to answer all of your questions. Contact us so we can get started on your estimate today!

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