What are silverfish?
Silverfish have been appropriately named as their entire body is covered in silver scales.
Silverfish measure between ½ to ¾ of an inch in length and their body is teardrop-shaped.
These insects require humidity to survive, but they can live up to a year without food.
When they do eat they typically feed on wallpaper or other paper products.
Are silverfish dangerous?
Silverfish do not pose health risks, but they can become an extreme nuisance as they may contaminate food, stain clothing, and damage paper goods.
Why do I have a silverfish problem?
Silverfish are found all across the United States. Typically these insects are spotted in bathrooms, attics, crawl spaces or basements because of the high humidity these spaces offer. Their diet usually consists of anything that contains starch or polysaccharides. Things they may find around your home to feed on with these ingredients can include, but are not limited to:
- Human Hair
- Book Bindings
How do I get rid of silverfish?
At All-American Pest Control, we have the perfect solution to help you eradicate your silverfish infestation while implementing methods to help protect your home from future invasions. All-American’s home pest control program is tailored to fit your specific needs and covers over 47 different pests common to our service area including silverfish.
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Can I do it myself?
It can be very challenging to try to solve a silverfish issue on your own. The difficulty of self-removal lies with the fact that these insects are mainly active at night and they have the ability to move quickly about the premises in search of food and a place to nest. Do-it-yourself remedies are not only time consuming, but in most cases result in failure. At All-American, our exterminators are qualified professionals who, upon arriving at your home, will use proven methods to handle your silverfish issue.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
All-American Pest Control is a family-owned and operated TN pest control company that has served home and business owners with superior pest control since 1961. There is no secret to our success. Our goal is plain and simple: “In everything we do, we strive to deliver reliable, remarkable service while protecting our community from harmful effects of pests!” This is why we have customers that have been with us for over 45 years. In addition to our values and goals, we are incredibly thorough in our hiring process. Our methods of hiring ensure that our new employees will fit into our family of professionals who strive every day to keep Tennessee families safe from insects and rodents.
How can I prevent a silverfish problem in the future?
Silverfish are elusive by nature and can be very difficult to manage. For this reason, many Middle Tennessee home and business owners trust All-American Pest Control to keep pests out of their homes and facilities. Some simple steps you can take to help prevent silverfish include routine vacuuming, cleaning bathroom sinks and tubs frequently, and running a dehumidifier. If you have tried these and still have problems with silverfish, contact All-American Pest Control today!