Are you being invaded by tiny silver insects that look like something out of a science fiction movie? Are you finding silver shells on your floor and along your walls? If so, you may have a silverfish infestation. Don't worry, these bugs aren't going to bite you. But they could bite some things you may not want them to bite, such as important documents, books, wallpaper, drapes, clothing, bedspreads, sheets, and other items that contain carbohydrates. They can also be found feeding on the food humans eat, thus making themselves a pest in your food storage areas.
Look for areas inside your home where silverfish are shedding their skins. Take a vacuum cleaner and suck debris from cracks, crevices, and openings you find. This may help you get rid of hidden eggs.
Silverfish prefer areas of high humidity. If you install dehumidifiers and fans in areas of your home that are humid, such as attic spaces and basement areas, you can make your house less hospitable for silverfish.
Silverfish get into cardboard boxes. It is best to put stored items in sealable containers.
The best course of action is to have a pest control company deal with the problem. Silverfish can hide in places that are hard to get to, and a pest control technician will be able to address all the conditions that have allowed silverfish to get in. This will work to protect your home from other threats, such as water damage, mold, and invasion from other, more dangerous, pests.
At All-American Pest Control, we don't just get rid of silverfish. We protect homes from silverfish. If you want your home fully protected from these, and other invasive creatures, get your free home evaluation scheduled today. Your home is a safer place without silverfish and other bugs living in it.