Like their name Silverfish are small silver, grey insects that become pests in your home or business. They are attracted to areas of moisture and warm environments such as kitchens and bathrooms. During the colder months Silverfish will enter your property. Sightings of these insects may only be at night as they are nocturnal, however sighting them during the day is not uncommon. Laying an average of 60 eggs per day, these pests feed on starch present in many household items, resulting in wear and tear to plaster, household paintings and books.
How do I know I have a Silverfish infestation?
- Sighting: The first sign of a Silverfish infestation is the presence of live Silverfish. Silverfish are nocturnal so you may not spot them during the day but even a single sighting could indicate you have a Silverfish problem somewhere in your property.
- Droppings: Silverfish droppings may be hard to distinguish as they are very small and could be mistaken for household debris. Common areas where if you are noticing what could be droppings are beneath cupboards and behind furniture.
- Damage: Silverfish will eat almost anything, but they do like starchy food such as cardboard, wallpaper and clothing. If you are noticing holes chewed through these sorts of items that could be an indictor it is Silverfish you are dealing with, and you may have a heavy infestation of them.
Silverfish are the most common pest in the world. Although Silverfish are harmless to human health as they do not spread diseases, bite, or sting, they are still a pest. Silverfish may not cause health problems to humans, but they will cause damage to your property. Silverfish will eat almost anything and they especially like commonly found items in your property, such as furniture, wallpaper, clothing. This can create further stress for home and business owners.
If you think you may have a Silverfish infestation in your home or business call a professional pest control company such as Central Pest Control today. We will offer a call out to your premises to inspect the area and we will identify, with our 36 years of knowledge in the pest control industry, what pest has gotten comfortable in your property.