Silverfish seek out shelter in small, dark places such as inside cupboards, bookcases, storage boxes – anywhere they can find really. They are drawn indoors by warmth, and are often found stranded in places like wardrobes, bath tubs and pantries.
Signs that you have a silverfish problem are in what they eat. They typically nibble on things like paper, books, photos and fabrics like cotton or silk. One of these may not cause a huge problem, but like many other insects are rapid breeders and can quickly get out of control if left unattended.
How To Prevent Silverfish
Like cockroaches, silverfish can last a long time without food and can be hard to remove once established in your home – so prevention is your best option.
- 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
Getting Rid Of Silverfish
Silverfish can be a real problem for commercial businesses, creating some uncomfortable situations for customers and employees. Adams offer regular inspections to ensure you never end up with a silverfish or pest problem in your business. To find out more about these inspections, or if you need a silverfish problem removed, just fill out the form on the right and one of our friendly staff will be in contact with you shortly.
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