There are probably several pests that come to mind when you think about insects you don’t want in your home. Silverfish may be far down on your list because they aren’t as common or obvious as mosquitoes or ants. However, these pests can make their way into your home and be unpleasant to deal with. Furthermore, silverfish can be a sign of a bigger problem. So it’s important to know a little bit about these Roseville pests. Pro Active Pest Control is here to help home and business owners deal with silverfish, as well as other pests like bed bugs, rodents, and more.
Silverfish in the Home
It’s never fun encountering an unwanted pest in your home. Silverfish can be especially terrifying to encounter. These insects have six legs, plus antennae and brush-like protrusions that give them a spider-like appearance. But unlike spiders, they have a long slithering body. They are grey or silver in color and can move quickly.
They can be found almost anywhere in a home. They’re nocturnal and will probably spend the daylight hours hidden in cracks and holes in the walls or in furniture. You may find them mostly in areas where there is more moisture. They often spend time in bathrooms, laundry rooms, front entry areas, basements, and attics.
When silverfish invade your home, it’s a sign that you may have a moisture problem. Though these bugs aren’t actually fish and don’t like being in water, they do love moisture. They need significant humidity to survive. This means that silverfish will come into your home if the air is dry outside and humid inside. You may have a leak or some unnoticed water damage. Unfixed moisture issues could lead to other pest arrivals as well.
The Best Silverfish Protection
If you begin to find silverfish in your home, the first step to eliminating them is to check the moisture level of your home. Check for water damage or leaky pipes. You can set up dehumidifiers in especially damp areas of your home. This should lessen the appeal for silverfish, and they may leave on their own.
However, if they don’t, or if you don’t want to wait that long to see if it worked, have Pro Active Pest Control help. We can complete an inspection to determine the scope of the problem. We’ll help you identify what factors might be attracting silverfish to your home. Our next step is to create a treatment plan. We have years of experience dealing with all kinds of pests, including silverfish. We know how to target these pests specifically so that you don’t need to worry about running into a slithery, silver insect with far too many legs. We can get rid of these pests and help alert you to any larger problems in your home which might have attracted them in the first place.