Silverfish Control

If you’ve ever seen a silverfish before, you’re most likely aware where its name comes from. These little bugs are in the shape of a teardrop and brown or silver in color. Their size varies from 12-19 millimeters long. There are 3 bristles at their rear and look the exact same through each phase of life.

Invasion & Diet

Silverfish are typically found in dark, moist areas like the attic, restroom, cooking area or basement. If you have lots of paper or damp clothes in boxes you’ll likely discover them among them.

Silverfish want starches and sugar so they prefer carbs; linen, silk, shampoo, cellulose, book glue and dead pests, to name a few.


Interestingly, these insects will do a specific dance prior to mating. The male will lay what’s called spermatophore that go in the female samplings’ ovipositor. The number of eggs produced after mating will depend upon the species of silverfish that mated.

Signs You Have an Infestation

If you are like many, you have seen silverfish scamper across the floor or counter at one point, however were not alarmed at the sight. Once you start seeing even more than one here or there, or observe their feces (much like the look of pepper), it could be an indication there is a bigger problem taking place. However, spiders, centipedes and earwigs might consume them so if these other insects exist, you wouldn’t know if there is an infestation; an insect assessment and preventative treatments can ensure you never ever have an infestation of any kind!

Superior Silverfish Protection

You will not likely see silverfish during the day as they are nocturnal insects. In addition, they can move extremely swiftly. Because they are great at being deceptive you might not observe a problem for some time which is unfortunate because they can reproduce extremely quickly while in hiding.

These pests do not necessarily end up being a danger or trouble till they merely go neglected for too long. Once this occurs, silverfish will begin their damage of objects such as garments, papers, and wallpaper, among others. Check your linen closet when you think an invasion exists to ensure they have actually not been harmed or the closet is not ravaged with more.

Silverfish can live in practically any environment; however prefer damp areas when easily accessible. You can enhance your defense from their invasion by making sure you have a well-balanced humidity level within the house.

Silverfish Treatment

If you are far too late in regards to preventing their intrusion, it is time to call an expert. Our pest control operators can examine the problem and create a treatment strategy specific to your needs. While it is possible to make use of over-the-counter products to eliminate silverfish, those that are not seen will remain, continuing to thrive and increase. Driving them away with pest control products is another DIY approach but this will not have much affect if a serious problem has materialized.

Our Silverfish Solutions

Our strategy for their control attacks silverfish in all phases of life (eggs and adults) which helps to ensure full eradication. When you call (317) 886-1034 to describe your scenario we can further describe how our on-going treatment works once the existing concern is taken care of.

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