Silverfish can be a challenge for homeowners across the country, including the Gulf Coast. They can easily infest your home and can be difficult to eradicate from areas with lots of paper-type products for them to consume. If you are facing a silverfish infestation in your home, give us a call or fill out the contact form today so we can come out and assess the best way to get treat them.
One good way to tell if you have silverfish is to check near water. People usually find them in their bathrooms, sometimes in their kitchens, and that’s because of the water. A silverfish’s diet is mainly going to be paper-type of products. Usually, when we run into an infestation of silverfish, people either have a lot of magazines, they might have a small library in their house, or may just simply store cardboard boxes in the attic or have batted insulation that has a paper side to it. A cellulose paper-type of product is their diet.
Are Silverfish Dangerous?
As far as disease, we are not aware of any risk from silverfish. But damage can be caused to books, sometimes books of value, and paper-type of products. A good do-it-yourself (DIY) method is to try to keep things as dry as possible in your house because they need moisture to survive. Decluttering boxes, magazines, newspapers, books, and things of that nature would also really help with something like that.
How Do You Treat For Silverfish?
Silverfish often hide in the attic of a home. If our inspection determines that is the source, we can use a very finely granulated bait. We may also use crack and crevice treatments that they would consume. In rare cases, sometimes we must take the paper products, put them in a small container, and release a type of a fogging agent to kill them because they may be in between the pages of books and areas where you can’t effectively treat them otherwise.