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Silverfish invade your home because there is a lot they can eat there. Also called Lepisma Saccharina, silverfish are not fish, as most would assume. They get that name based on how they look and move. They like sugary substances called polysaccharides found in so many objects around the home. These include furniture, fabrics, paint, household glue, carpet fibers, and book glue.
They also love living within our homes because they have lots of places where they can hide. While in our homes, they leave eggs behind. These usually look like yellow and white bulbs and are found in hidden, moist, and dark parts of the home. Like many other pests we find in our homes, they have a great time in humid and moist environments.
When they find a good home, they can thrive and have a lifespan of 8 years. They reproduce all through their lives and can be a great nuisance if left unchecked, especially on different household items.
Getting rid of silverfish
If you have a silverfish infestation, you should contact Alpine Pest Control Ltd. We are the best at handling such an issue and ensuring that your home is safe and healthy to live in.
While there are some things you can try doing all by yourself, there are instances when it is best to call us the professionals and let us do a thorough and guaranteed job for you. You can try putting starchy food in glass containers and wrapping the containers with tape. This means the silverfish can get in but not out. You can also create a place for them to live using moist newspapers and then burning them after a few days.
Sticky traps can also work as they can get stuck there. The strong scent can make them uncomfortable. Silverfish poison can also be used, but this method should be used carefully around children and pets. Cedar oil and cider can also be used. Bay leaves are also a common home remedy.
When they invade your indoor environment, they are not a big threat, especially if they are in very small numbers. They are eaten by predatory insects within the home, which could help maintain a balance of the insects within the home ecosystem.
However, when the population starts to grow, there is a threat. They can cause considerable damage to your belongings, and with time, you may be dealing with a full-blown infestation. To keep this from happening, there are some things that you should consider doing.
You should keep dry food in sealed containers and don’t let them catch moisture. Homes should also be dusted, and adhesives removed from the home. In this case, you have to remove cardboard boxes, laundry, and papers, which could attract silverfish.
Why you should contact us
It is good to call Alpine Pest Control Ltd, especially if you have a full-blown infestation on your hands. Our methods are very effective and safe. The treatments we use will not end up staining your floors, and the infestation will be dealt with and eliminated completely. When you choose us, we will walk you through the entire process and ensure you only re-occupy your spaces once it is safe to do so. We always offer you guidelines regarding the services that we have to offer and answer any questions that may arise.
We will also help proof your home. It is important to follow instructions to avoid a repeat of the same in the future.