For all silverfish removal needs, contact Icon Pest. This small wingless insect’s movements resemble a fish. No one wants to deal with silverfish infestations, so the best option is to call Icon Pest and let them handle the issue. Our team is well-trained, certified, experienced, and prepared to get their hands dirty, so you don’t have to.
Silverfish aren’t a direct health threat, but no one wants this pest invading their space. They can damage building materials and household items; they are generally unpleasant creatures. Silverfish are one of the oldest insects in the world.
Silverfish problems can get worse over time. Tackle the issue from the start and call in the experts today. The highly-trained specialists at Icon Pest are ready to help you eliminate your infestation using our practical tools and proven procedures.
The good news is that silverfish don’t sting, bite or carry diseases. However, that still doesn’t make you want to share your space with them.
Silverfish thrive in warm, damp areas. If you see one of these insects, hundreds are likely living inside your walls.
These insects can trigger an allergic reaction in people. When they shed their skin, the dust created by these scales dropping off their bodies causes allergies in some.
A female silverfish lays about 100 eggs in her lifetime. The life process from egg to adult takes three months; therefore, the population can multiply quickly.
Where You Find Silverfish
Silverfish can enter your house from around the foundation or may be brought in from boxes. They like to live inside walls but are also commonly in bathrooms and attics. They do come out of hiding to search for food.
Beds are perfect environments for silverfish to breed and thrive. These pests often infest the spaces between the bedsprings and cushions. Your body heat, the bedroom temperature, and the darkness in this space attract silverfish.
When storing old documents and pictures, it is essential to have an air-tight container, so pests like silverfish don’t ruin your papers or memories.
Silverfish are most active at night, so you often find them when you head to the bathroom for your bedtime routine or grab your book for some nighttime reading.
What Silverfish Feed On
Outside, silverfish eat vegetable matter. Yet once these insects move inside, they consume dried meat, flour, cereal, rolled oats, and other starches.
They can damage some of your household items as they also feed on glue, wallpaper, books, insulation, tissue, cardboard, newspapers, and clothing.
You may find silverfish on your hairbrush or bed since they feed on dandruff and human hair. If you wake up with these insects on your pillowcase or scalp, it is time to take action. Even though silverfish will not bite you, no one wants to share a bed with creepy crawlies.
Insect droppings help determine what kind of infestation you are dealing with in your house or business. Silverfish droppings look like tiny black peppercorns. Their size makes them easily missed or swept up without noticing. Additionally, silverfish shed their skins during their life cycle.
How to Prevent Silverfish
Of course, you can always call in the experts at Icon Pest. Since we have lots of experience working with all types of pests, we like to share our recommendations. Silverfish are good at hiding; their flat bodies and fast movements help them stay incognito.
Here are some steps so that silverfish don’t damage your belongings.
- Keep grains, cereals, pasta, and beans in air-tight containers.
- Vacuum and sweep floors and upholstery to get rid of any crumbs.
- Clean gutters regularly to ensure water runs away from your home or building.
- Ensure that any cracks or open areas outside the house and around baseboards, windows, doors and trim are sealed with caulking.
Hire Icon Pest Today
When pests infest your home or business, getting professional help is necessary. Icon Pest has more than 25 years of experience and invests in high-quality equipment to get the job done right. Our experts know animal biology, and they use humane practices.
Icon Pest offers same-day service, has a 100% warranty policy, and has won numerous awards. Don’t waste another moment; don’t let your pest problem get out of control.
Call in the professionals. Icon Pest is a full-service pest control and wildlife removal company that offers solutions to any critter problem.
We deal with all silverfish removal in Ontario.