Silverfish pest control in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware is an important part of ownership for your home and business. Silverfish are found in moist, humid areas of your home and business including bathrooms and basements. Silverfish get their name from their silver and metallic appearance, as well as the fact that they’re shaped—and move—like fish. To protect your New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or Delaware home or business, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective methods of silverfish extermination should an infestation occur.
What are Silverfish?
Pest control experts at Viking Pest explain silverfish are small, wingless insects that move fast because of their flattened bodies and carrot or teardrop shape. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains most species of silverfish are typically silver or gunmetal in color, have long antennae, and scales. Silverfish are also be known as “bristletails” because they have three appendages that are long and shaped like bristles in the rear portion of their body. Silverfish are nocturnal insects, so they can hide easily, making their infestation go unnoticed.
How Do I Identify Silverfish?
Silverfish breed and thrive in humid, moist environments around your home or business. They are usually found around ceiling soffits, skylights, and light fixtures, explain the exterminators at Viking Pest. Silverfish can easily hide in old books and papers stored in attics, basements or storage areas. You may notice feeding marks, or notches along an edge, or surface etchings on your belongings. Silverfish also leave yellow stains, scales, and even feces that look like tiny black pepper pellets in areas of infestation.
How Did I Get Silverfish?
Warm and moist spaces, like basements and crawl spaces, attract silverfish. Pest control experts at Viking Pest explain silverfish will enter homes through foundation cracks, torn screens, or gaps around doors of your NJ, PA, MD, or DE home or business. Cardboard boxes and plastic containers recently stored in infested areas can also be the cause of a silverfish infestation throughout your commercial property or home. Silverfish have adapted to survive in a variety of environments, which can make controlling them a challenge without the help of the pest control experts at Viking Pest.
What Are the Effects of Silverfish in and Around My Home or Business?
Silverfish can trigger allergic reactions in some people because of the dust that is created when they shed their scales. Without treatment, they can damage your belongings by gnawing on items, feeding on sugars and carbohydrates found in cereals, books, cardboard, newspaper, installation, and clothing. Their excrement can cause visible damage and develop irregular-shaped holes in your property.
How Do I Prevent Silverfish?
Exterminators at Viking Pest explain to prevent silverfish in your NJ, PA, MD, or DE home or business, changes need to be made in areas where they can feed. Seal dry goods using airtight containers and use a dehumidifier in damp areas. Reduce the number of harboring silverfish by fixing any crevices and cracks under and behind baseboards, windows, and door trim and holes in walls. A licensed pest control professional can properly inspect the home and recommend the appropriate silverfish pest control treatment.
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent silverfish from invading your home or business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling silverfish from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1- 800-618-2847 or schedule online today!