Have you seen an oddly shaped pest that almost looks like a carrot with long antennas on the top of its head? Then you may have silverfish infestation in your home.
Silverfish are very common in homes and office buildings. They prefer to dwell in dark, damp areas such as basements, attics, kitchens and bathrooms.
Since silverfish are active at night, they reproduce quickly without being noticed. Although they don’t harm humans, they can cause substantial damage to other properties and household things such as paper products, book bindings, clothing, and even contaminate food. Silverfish infestations can be found almost anywhere in the home including kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, attics and basements where there are usually paper or linen sources.
How Can You Get Rid of Silverfish?
If you currently have found silverfish in your home, it can be difficult to get rid of them without the help of professional silverfish removal service because of their elusive behavior. From there, the technician will treat areas in your home where active silverfish populations are as well as treat cracks and crevices.
There are some other methods that you can do to reduce your silverfish populations as well. First and foremost.
Reduce clutter. Reducing clutter and storage of cardboard boxes and keeping up with maintenance and sanitation will give the silverfish few places to hide.
Reduce food sources. Keep cereals, flour, meal, pasta, pet foods, and other food items in airtight containers. Vacuum carpets, flooring, and upholstered furniture regularly.
Limit the usage of water sources. Instead, start using dehumidifiers. Install plastic sheeting on the ground in dirt crawl spaces including bathrooms, kitchen sink. Keep exterior areas caulked and well painted. Eliminating moisture will also help control silverfish populations.