How to get rid of silverfish? We start getting this question from homeowners and business owners around this time of year. Silverfish are an annoying, troublesome pest that can be found throughout the country and here in Nashville. If you have a silverfish problem you are most likely finding them in your attic or bathrooms - not always - but likely.
Silverfish eat our stuff! They eat a wide variety of items in our homes including… paper, wallpaper paste, book bindings, rayon fabric, wheat flour, cereals and dead insects. They aren’t known for biting us, but can contaminate our food and destroy our belongings. Often our Nashville pest control professionals get asked how to get rid of silverfish. It’s not always an easy task to get rid of these pests, but here are a few tips (that you can try yourself) on how to get rid of silverfish in Nashville.
Clean up piles of newspapers, magazines, books, paper and fabric in your home and don’t let other belongings pile up.
Pack items stored in your attic in sealed, plastic containers.
Keep your home tidy. Silverfish and other pests will eat crumbs and feed off of spills.
Eliminate available water supplies and reduce humidity in damp areas. Install a bathroom fan to pull out the moisture in your bathroom, making sure that it vents outside and you can install a dehumidifier to help reduce moisture.
Mend loose shower tiles and remove moldy or worn out caulking in the bathroom to reduce the moisture that gets into the walls.
Check the exterior of your home for areas where water (and silverfish!) may be getting inside. Fix up these areas and consider installing gutter systems to move the water away from the foundation of your home.
If you’ve eliminated the areas where silverfish like to hide in your home, you still may end up having a silverfish problem. They can happily live inside your walls, inside insulation materials and in books and other protected areas and only venture out at night, which can make them hard to eliminate. If you’ve attempted to get rid of the areas and environments in which silverfish thrive and you still have a problem with these pests, contact our Nashville pest control company. Our home pest control services offer protection from over 47 common pests, including silverfish. The Perimeter Pest Control includes thorough exterior treatments, interior services as needed and no annual contracts; our Nashville exterminators can help you get rid of silverfish from your home.
You can expect our pest control exterminators in Nashville to help you get rid of silverfish by starting with a visual inspection. We first look in the attic and bathrooms. As we mentioned before most of the time we find that attics and bathrooms are the source of the problem. Time after time (not always), when silverfish are reported in a bedroom there is an attic access close.
After the inspection, if a treatment application is needed to get rid of silverfish, you can expect a three-fold approach. We will likely fog your attic, place silverfish packs and provide a liquid residual treatment. This approach works because it provides a quick knock down hand in hand with a lasting treatment to get to the root of the problem. Sometimes one inspection and treatment isn’t the end of the problem. We know that to get rid of silverfish you may have to have additional services. Since this is true, we will be proactive and give you a call exactly two weeks after your inspection and service to check in with you to see if you are still experiencing silverfish. We will come back, keep checking back and stick with it and with you until we get rid of silverfish in your home or business!
Contact us today for more information about our silverfish control and our Perimeter Pest Control program.