Effective Treatment for Silverfish
Silverfishes are destructive pests commonly found in the dark part of a house. They dwell in an undisturbed, humid part of a house like a basement, attic, bookshelf, wardrobe, bathroom, and kitchen. At Eco-Pest control, we possess specialized knowledge and materials that you need to eliminate silverfish. Our specialists are trained, experienced, and licensed to carry out silverfish treatment, removal, and control.
How we treat
Silverfishes are known for their ability to adapt to difficult situations and move from one place to the other as they are highly mobile. This makes treating them a bit tedious. They also prefer to dwell in damp and dark areas and are attracted to damp clothing and paper. Every silverfish infestation is unique. Not to worry, we tailor our treatments to fit specific home and business needs.
A licensed technician will assess the severity of the infestation by investigating your home. We focus on dark areas with high humidity and similar places where silverfishes hide.
After a thorough investigation and assessment, our technician will recommend a scientifically proven and customized treatment plan that fits your needs. The treatment plan will sometimes cover the entire building and not a particular area. The reason is that silverfish are stubborn and highly adaptive. Our extermination procedures are thorough and environmentally safe for you and everyone around.
More than getting rid of the pests, we will provide information and materials that will protect your property from future infestation. Although we will fortify your property, we will give helpful tips and control measures you can adopt to keep silverfish away from your property.
Why are they considered pests?
Silverfish don’t sting, bite, or carry pathogens. They are not harmful to humans. However, their unusual appearance and the attraction for damaging household goods make them pests.
What they eat
Silverfishes feed on carbohydrates, especially sugar and starch. They also feed on dust, debris, dead cells, algae, paper, and fabrics, photography, artwork, and clothes.
How many species are there?
Silverfishes are one of the oldest world insects with about 250 species. Australia is home to more than 50 species.
How they lay breed
Silverfish reproduction habits differ according to species. While some lay eggs in a cluster (of 2- 20), others lay a few eggs continuously for a few days. Their eggs hatch within 20days into juveniles (nymphs), which have a similar appearance to adults. The nymphs go through 6-7 stages before reaching adulthood, and the entire process can take up to three months or three years.
Common signs of infestation
- Small holes on clothes.
- Yellowish stain on the fabric
- Silverfish nest outside
- Cast skin since silverfish moult throughout their lives
- Small, round, and black feces resembling peppercorns
- Damages to paper materials, such as books, cereal boxes, wallpapers, or storage boxes.
Treatment tips and advice
Silverfish move very fast and are nocturnal. They are also secretive, and an infestation can go unnoticed for an extended period. Plus, they produce quickly. Silverfish generally prefer moisture but can survive in almost any environment. Nonetheless, they thrive in areas with high humidifiers. Address the following issues:
- Ensure there is proper ventilation and leave no room for humidity
- Vacuum and keep your house clean at all times to prevent dust, crumbs, or dirt as they attract silverfish
- Keep your foodstuffs in a sealed container, especially the starchy and proteinous ones
- Keep the house bright to reduce dark spots
- Arrange your things properly instead of littering them around
- Fix every crack and hole on the walls, windows, or doors to reduce entering points
- Carefully check things being brought into the house
- Reduce clutter and dispose of all unnecessary items instead of storing them and providing hiding spots.
- Eliminate standing water, fix poor drainages and leaking pipes.
- Run an air conditioner or dehumidifier.
- Hire a professional to set traps and use insecticides to target and kill entire silverfish populations.
Do silverfish bite?
No, they don’t. Silverfishes don’t like to be disturbed, and they avoid every form of disturbance.
Are silverfish harmful to humans?
Silverfish don’t directly harm humans. Although they don’t cause direct harm, their remains and skin can cause an allergic reaction in some people.
How long does a silverfish live?
They can live up to 8 years.
How does silverfish mate?
The mating process consists of three phases. The first phase is the mating dance, where the male and female touch with their antennas and retreat repeatedly. In the next phase, the male runs away, and the female chases after him. Finally, the male lays a sperm, and the female takes it into her ovipositor.
Why Choose Us
- Fully Qualified and Insured
- $20000000 Public Liability Insured
- Complete Elimination is Guaranteed
- 20 Years Experience
- Recommendations Post-Treatment
- Prompt, on-time arrival with a smile
- Licensed and Trained
- 100% Satisfaction Gauranteed on every job
- AEPMA member
- Prevention of Future Outbreaks
- Effective Treatment Plan for Controlling Silverfish
- Modern Technology & Equipment
- Effective Pest Control Services for Homes and Business
- Central Suburbs
- Melbourne CBD
- South Yarra
- Eastern Suburbs and South East
- Northern Suburbs
- Mornington Peninsula
- Western Suburbs
Our team of experts is ready to assist you with any silverfish-related issues. Get in touch for your free, no obligation quote and tailored advice on how best to tackle them from our friendly staff! Talk to us today by calling 03 8595 9880.