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Facts About Silverfish

  • Silverfish are capable of thriving in most climates.
  • Silverfish feed on sugars and starches.
  • Silverfish are nocturnal and can move very quickly.
  • Silverfish prefer living in areas with high humidity.

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Do You Have A Silverfish Problem? We Can Help!

Just by looking at a silverfish, you probably wouldn’t expect this little insect to do much damage around your home or office, but you’d be wrong. Silverfish are capable of ruining clothing, papers, and wallpaper as they enjoy chewing holes in things. Spotting just a couple of these bugs indoors could quickly lead to a full infestation, which will become very problematic.

Silverfish are capable of thriving in most climates, but they love living in high-humidity areas. In most cases, people find them in basements, bathrooms, and attics. Since they do feed on sugars and starches, you might also find them making themselves at home in your kitchen.

With a lifespan of two to eight years, you definitely don’t want any silverfish settling in your home or office building. To keep them at bay, it’s a good idea to keep your building as dry as possible. We recommend using a dehumidifier in areas that tend to be humid in order to prevent an infestation.

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If you’re wondering if you have a silverfish infestation in your home or office building, there are some telltale signs you can look for. First, you may discover their cast skin, which is a strong indicator that there are some lurking nearby. If you have wallpaper, you might also notice small holes appearing the wallpaper because silverfish like to eat the glue that’s used to apply it.

Once you suspect you may have an infestation of silverfish, it’s important that you contact a professional exterminator immediately. The tricky thing about silverfish is that an infestation of these critters can go unnoticed for quite some time. Because they reproduce quickly, this means there could be exponential growth by the time you catch on and seek professional help. Plus, the traps and insecticides you find at the store are not capable of addressing a full on infestation.

To treat silverfish, we will first come in and assess the situation. In order to get rid of them completely, we have to treat for both adult silverfish and their nesting location. Then, we’ll determine the most effective methods of extermination for your needs.

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Here at Select Exterminating our goal is to provide you with the best pest control service in New York and New Jersey. From your initial contact to eradicating your pest problem, we will work as hard as possible to provide you with the best customer service around. Give us a call today to learn how we can help with your silverfish problem or any other pest problem you may have!

Silverfish FAQ

What's the best way to keep silverfish from coming back?

Silverfish like humid places so try to keep your home as dry as possible. We recommend investing in a dehumidifier.

How long do silverfish live?

Silverfish can live two to eight years.

How can I detect silverfish?

Finding their cast skin is a good indicator that silverfish are around. You may also find small holes in your wallpaper because they like to eat the glue.

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