Many people with a silverfish infestation can go months without noticing one. In addition to being small, these pests are good at hiding. They are active at night, move quickly, and stay in dark and damp areas that are infrequently disturbed. While they’re hiding, however, this fast reproducing pest can quickly be multiplying in number.
ADAPT Pest Management gets rid of silverfish in Roseville and Rocklin with ongoing pest control. With bi-monthly services, we fight against silverfish from the very first sign and work with you to continuously make your home or business less susceptible to a silverfish invasion. Give us a call at 916-755-6555 to find out more about our ongoing pest control options.
Identifying Silverfish in Roseville Homes and Businesses
Silverfish get their name from their white or bluish-silver coloring. Their bodies are between ½” and ¾” long, but they also have long antennae and a tail made up of three bristles that adds to their length.
They require moisture and like darkness, so they are most often found in:
- Crawl Spaces
In more heavily trafficked spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, they will live out of sight beneath appliances or in cabinets. They are also often found among cardboard storage boxes since they use the cardboard for food.
Silverfish may come onto a property on their own, seeking out damp shelters. Alternatively, they can be carried in on an object like a box, book, furniture, or article of clothing.
How Do Silverfish Cause Damage?
Silverfish eating habits are destructive. They consume sugar and starch, ingredients that are found in everything from shampoo to glue to food. This makes them liable to eat almost anything in your home, and the frequently consume:
Vintage items and antiques, such as clothing and old books, often see the most extensive effects of a silverfish infestation. Since these are often the most valuable items in many homes, an infestation of these pests can be particularly devastating.
Much of the damage they can cause is a result of going undiscovered. Their nocturnal nature and preference for hidden areas allows their populations to grow large before you notice them. A large infestation can ruin items quickly.
Beyond their destructive potential, silverfish are also known to attract other pests like carpet beetles, leading to multiple infestations in your home. They can also cause allergies for certain people when they collect in large enough numbers.
Our Pest Removal Process for Silverfish
Managing silverfish populations around your home cannot be done with one single treatment, or they can easily come back. This is part of what makes ongoing pest control important for silverfish. With our bi-monthly pest control, we are continually on the lookout for signs of silverfish. We are experts at spotting this often elusive pest and ensuring they are eliminated with our guaranteed process:
- Assess – We start with an inspection. During this process, we’re looking around your home to see where silverfish might currently be living. We also identify sources of moisture, gaps in the foundation, torn screens, and other areas that may introduce silverfish.
- Treat – Based on our assessment, we use a unique pest treatment plan to remove silverfish and keep them away. We can update this as needed at every bi-monthly visit in order to ensure we are always using the most efficient method.
- Report – At the end of each service, we let you know any problems we discovered and how we addressed them. We also talk about what you can on your own to prevent silverfish to further decrease the chances that they return.
Silverfish don’t have a particular season in which they are not a threat. With our local climate, silverfish can enter your home or business at any time of the year. We work proactively to identify the initial signs and risk. We then use our experience and array of solutions to customize the treatments to create a layer of protection around your home.
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Silverfish don’t often have the same reputation as other pests like ants or roaches. But our experience in pest control has shown us that these pests can be just as damaging and hard to get rid of. Ongoing professional pest control is one of the only effective methods for eliminating these pests and for reducing their ability to return.
ADAPT Pest Management is a locally owned pest control company in Roseville. We’ve dedicated ourselves to providing effective service without expensive prices, made possible by the way we prioritize efficiency and delivering exactly the services you need. Make sure your home is protected by scheduling ongoing pest control at your property.