Silverfish - Lepisma saccharinum

Silverfish (Lepisma saccharinum)

While not as common as other pest problems, silverfish still seem to find a way into homes and businesses.  These annoying little pests love to hang out in your bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. They are typically found in places with higher humidity levels.  Like many insects, they need water to survive at length but, as long as they have it, they can live for nearly a year without food.  Their wiggling movements resemble a fish (hence the name). They do not jump or fly and are not aggressive toward humans. These pests prefer to consume carbohydrates such as starches and adhesives.  We’ve found them around clothes, old books and pictures, and even behind wallpaper.  

When treating for silverfish, our technicians will come and asses the severity of the issue. Typical treatments include general pesticide application in the affected areas as well as the placement of baiting packs. Our pest control professionals will review the process with you. During this review, we will inform you of any safety or precautionary measures before treating.

Silverfish can be a nuisance. No need to worry, though, as they can be eliminated using proper control methods. Give us a call today to see how we can help get rid of these pesky critters.

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All technicians and applicators have undergone state-approved training courses in the safe handling and use of pesticides. Your safety is our top priority. We will work with you to provide up front risks and necessary safety requirements before beginning any pest control treatment.

Don’t let silverfish eat away at your belongings. Give us a call today! We are here to help you take care of this and any other pest related issue you may have.


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