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Commonly referred to as ‘fish moth’, the silverfish is a pest that got its name from its fishlike structure and its pattern of motion which is also fishlike as well as its silver/grey color.

They are usually found in difficult to reach places like your ceilings, basements, attics and sometimes even under sinks, bath tubs and the likes.

They are fast and small which make them difficult to spot and thus, difficult to eradicate, unless you already have a comprehensive knowledge on them.

They are quite dangerous for your home or workplace as not only do they feed on anything containing carbohydrates like cereals and sugar but also things like wallpapers and clothes due to the presence of starch in them.

Silverfish Treatment Sunshine Coast

It is therefore imperative to have, within your reach, a professional in the treatment and control of silverfishes in your home or workplace and as such, we are here to provide you with such services. With the help of our expert staff, any further or potential damage from silverfishes will be halted effectively.

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Necessary Information on Silverfish

Aside from the fact that they can feed on more than the previously listed materials in your homes, it is relieving to know that they cannot necessarily cause too much damage to humans directly.

However, their lessened animosity against humans does not mean their indirect damage is inconsiderable. With the suitable environmental conditions, these pests can be active for up to 7 years so, you can easily visualize just how immense their damage will be if left uncontrolled, especially since they can lay multiple eggs at a time and per day.

They are usually about 1cm-2cm in length and a long, slim body structure and antennae on its broad head, all wrapped in uniform silver color. Their presence also gradually attracts other pests that feed on them to your homes.

Signs of an infestation

It is important you are able to spot these signs before they cause damage on your property that will require unnecessarily large financial expenditures. Here are a few trusted signs of their presence or an infestation;

  • If there are some irregularly shaped tears in cloths, silverfishes are probably around.
  • A brownish-yellow blemish on your fabrics.
  • They are attracted to glue in book linens and wallpapers so when it starts getting lose or there are some haphazard holes on it, it might be silverfishes.
  • They are also attracted to dandruff so they may be feeding on your head at night.

Preventive measures against silverfishes

However, there are some helpful tips that can help keep silverfishes away;

  • Store your foods in airtight or sealed containers.
  • Fix all water leakages in your home or workplace to reduce the moisture level.
  • Use of air conditioners or fans is also helpful.
  • Use your vacuum cleaners on cracks and cavities in your home or workplace as it may also get rid of other pests who hideout in such places.

The difficulty in spotting them and getting rid of them can be tasking but, fortunately, you don’t have to worry as our trained and experienced staff are keen to not only eliminating the silverfish pest but blocking all entryways and providing professional advice for long-lasting freedom from them.

1300 755 307

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Sunshine Coast
North Brisbane