Scientific Name: Lepisma saccharina
If you find a silver looking insect in your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room you might be looking at a silverfish. Unfortunately, if you see one silverfish it often means that there are more hiding throughout your home. If you suspect silverfish, you need to give Pointe Pest Control a call. When it comes to silverfish control, we are your professional experts.
Silverfish are grey to silver colored insects. They have a carrot shaped body with a pair of long antennae. Their back end tapers down to three tail-like hairs. Silverfish are difficult to eliminate. Their flat profile allows them the fit into tiny spaces. During the day, they hide. When night arrives the silverfish emerge from their hiding places and go on the hunt for anything with carbohydrates. They especially like sugars and simple starches. Silverfish prefer to live in humid areas. Under ideal conditions, silverfish can reproduce rapidly.
Signs of an Infestation:
Since silverfish are active at night, one of the best things you can do to identify a silverfish infestation is to use sticky traps. You will want to place them along the edges of your baseboards. If you catch a silver colored carrot shaped insect, you can give Pointe Pest Control a call. Our technicians will be able to identify the insect and create a treatment plan.
One of the best things you can do to control silverfish is to reduce their food sources. You will have to clean up all of the crumbs in your kitchen. Keeping your floors and furniture vacuumed will also reduce their numbers. Despite your best efforts, you will probably still see silverfish in your home. There is a permanent, easy solution. All you need to do is pick up your phone and call Pointe Pest Control. We create a custom treatment plan that will target the silverfish and eradicate them from your home. From your crawl space to your attic, we work to protect your entire home. Our professional technicians are serious about silverfish control. With Pointe Pest Control on your side, you can win the war against silverfish.