Dealing with a silverfish infestation can cause lots of anxiety and frustration. These persistent pests can hide just about anywhere in a home or business because they can squeeze into even tight cracks. If you’re dealing with a silverfish infestation, the best way to stop it in its tracks is to enlist the professional services of the experts at Bain Pest Control. Here, you’ll find some basic information about silverfish, as well as how to prevent an infestation and what to do if you’re dealing with one now.
Silverfish are small, wingless insects that are often mistaken for centipedes on first glance. Their name is derived from their grey coloring, which becomes more metallic over time. Silverfish don’t bite, and typically don’t carry diseases. However, they do love to eat many of the things found in your home or office: food like oats and flour, paper, fabric, even the glue behind your wallpaper! Therefore, while they’re not necessarily dangerous to humans, they can cause major damage.
How to Prevent an Infestation
Like most pests, silverfish thrive in a cluttered environment. These pests can even flatten themselves out to hide between the pages of books, so loose piles of paper and unsealed food are havens for silverfish. Therefore, one of the first ways to prevent an infestation (or minimize one you’re currently trying to manage) is to keep your home or office carefully organized, giving these pests less places to hide. Of course, keeping them from getting into your building in the first place is also important. Carefully inspect your property for any cracks or holes that might allow them to sneak in from the outside. It’s easy to miss small cracks if you don’t have much experience inspecting for them, so calling Bain Pest Control is a great way to ensure that nothing gets overlooked. Keeping doors and windows shut is also an important preventative measure.
How to Deal with an Active Infestation
There are a number of commercially available products that can help you deal with an active silverfish infestation. Using them as directed in areas where you’ve noticed the infestation could be an effective way to curb their numbers. However, using insecticides on your own can be risky – not only are you dealing with dangerous chemicals, but if you use them incorrectly or miss a hiding spot, you could actually make your silverfish infestation worse. That’s why calling the professionals at Bain Pest Control is more important than ever when you notice the problem. Not only can we help you to quickly eliminate the infestation, we’ll work with you to prevent it from happening again.
Whether you’re dealing with a silverfish infestation or are simply looking to pest-proof your home or workspace, contact the experts at Bain Pest Control today.