Fish Moth & Silverfish
Silverfish are small (about 12mm-19mm long), wingless insects with six legs that got their name from their often bluish-silver colour. They’re able to live in most environments, but they thrive in dark, damp areas. That’s why you’ll often find them in your attic, basement, bathroom, or kitchen. If you do find several silverfish, don’t hesitate to call us to set up an inspection.
These insects feed on a variety of foods, including sugars, starches, cereals, flour, wallpaper, books, paper, mould, and more. This makes it easy to find them in various areas of your home or office, but hard to get rid of them. Once they find a source of food, they tend to stay near it, so if you find one silverfish, you’ll likely find more in the same area.
Silverfish are also nocturnal, so you’ll likely discover them out and about during evening hours. Unfortunately, they’re common all year long, so there’s never a season you’re less likely to see them.
SPOT AN INFESTATION
One of the easiest indicators of a silverfish infestation is the presence of skin. Throughout their lives, silverfish moult their skin and leave behind their skin casings, so if you find skin, you’ll likely find silverfish. Another indicator is irregular-shaped holes in wallpaper where silverfish have fed and small yellow stains on fabric.
If you find any of these signs of silverfish in your home or office, don’t hesitate to call our pest control experts. We’ll arrange an inspection appointment and if we find an infestation, we’ll get rid of it quickly so that you can go back to living your life silverfish-free.