Delaware Silverfish Control and Extermination
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. Silverfish can destroy books, clothes, and even food especially those that contain carbohydrates and proteins. To protect your Delaware home or business from silverfish, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What is a Silverfish and How Do You Identify It?
Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains silverfish are wingless-type of insects that move in a very quick manner. This movement along with their fish-like scales, most likely influences their name “silverfish.” They are white to brown-grey and usually measure around half to an inch in length. Silverfish have a flattened, teardrop-shaped body, three tail-like appendages at the tip of their abdomen, and a long pair of antennae.
Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest explain you will find these pests hiding in the darkest places of your home especially around stored paper and clothing areas such as the bathroom or laundry room. These creatures like to stay in areas with high humidity levels, so you’re likely to find them camping in damp places during the day and will only come out of their hiding spots at night to feed. While silverfish are not harmful to humans, they are quite destructive and will contaminate pantry items, damage pictures, wallpaper, and put holes in clothing.
Why You Might Have Silverfish in Your Home
While Silverfish in Delaware are resilient and can survive almost anywhere, they thrive in humidity, which is the reason they are common in laundry rooms, crawlspaces, attics, basements, and even bathrooms, explain Delaware exterminators at Viking Pest. If you notice silverfish in your home, it may be because they found their way in packed materials that may have remained stationary for a long time. Also, they may have entered your home through cracks in the foundation or roofline, door frames, windows, and utility pipers. Silverfish are also likely to be brought in packages and boxes.
Are Silverfish a Threat to Delaware Home and Business Owners?
Silverfish are medically harmless. They neither bite nor sting and cannot contract any disease. However, silverfish infestation can be disastrous because they can contaminate food sources in pantries and destroy papers, books, wallpaper material, and even clothing, explain the Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest. Silverfish prefer items that are high in sugar, starch, and protein.
How to Prevent Silverfish in Delaware
Based on how nuisance these insects are, you wouldn’t want to come face to face with a large number of them in your Delaware home or business. The best way to avoid silverfish infestation in Delaware is by exclusion. Simply, creating an environment that is not favorable for silverfish breeding.
Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend sealing cracks and crevices along your roofline and foundation; caulking gaps and hokes found around doors and windows; removing moist areas around your house; inspecting your door sweeps and ensuring they make good contact. Also, check boxes and newspaper shelves for signs of these nuisance pests. Don’t forget to store dry food in glass or plastic containers that have air-tight seals. Whenever possible, use dehumidifiers to dry out rooms to lessen humidity levels.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Silverfish in Delaware
If you notice silverfish in your home, you want to get rid of them quickly. The most effective method to get rid of silverfish is through a local professional pest control expert. Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent silverfish from invading your home or business in Delaware. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!