Silverfish are usually drawn into homes for warmth, hiding out in any small dark place they can find. They love to appear in your cupboards, pantry and bookcases, and can sometimes get stranded in places like wardrobes and bath tubs.
If you start to see little holes in things like papers, photos or any cotton clothing, then you may need silverfish removal. One silverfish may not cause much of a problem at first, but like many other insects they can breed quickly, so it’s best to keep them under control before they get out of hand.
How To Prevent Silverfish
Because silverfish can go for weeks without food, they can often be difficult to remove – so prevention is your best option. Here are some simple things you can do to help prevent silverfish in your home or office:
· Vacuum you home regularly to eliminate crumbs and other sources of food
· Fix leaking taps to eliminate their water source – silverfish love moisture
· Keep starchy foods in air-tight containers, as these usually attract silverfish
· Throw away old books and rubbish – the more dusty newspaper, old magazines and piles of paper you leave lying around, the more chance you’ll end up with these unwanted pests
Our pest control technicians here at Peter the Possum Man have all the equipment and training they need to successfully deal with any silverfish infestation. We also handle exterminations for businesses as well as private residences.
To have one of our friendly staff speak to you about any pest concerns, simply fill out the form on the right, or call us on 1300 993 749.
Peter the Possum Man is proud to provide effective and efficient pest control to homes and businesses across greater Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide.