Silverfish are one of those pests that no one wants to find in their home. They are creepy to look at and can leave behind evidence of their presence. Learn how to identify if you have a silverfish problem to see if you need to call us and how to prevent them from making themselves at home in your house.
Silverfish Infestation Signs
Of course, seeing a silverfish is a good indicator that you may have an infestation, but sometimes, the signs may be less noticeable. You may notice books and paper have feeding marks, such as holes or notches on the edge. There may also be feces that look like someone spilled pepper, along with yellow stains and small silver scales.
Silverfish Prevention Tips
Silverfish prefer areas that are damp and have a food source. To help prevent them from being your house guests, you should work to eliminate any wet areas in your home. Run a dehumidifier in your damp basement. Fix any leaking pipes. Replace any damp or moldy wood. Also, try to store your books and papers away from moist areas. Be sure to seal up food, such as flour bags, in your kitchen.
Finding silverfish in your home can be an unpleasant experience. Calling in the professionals can be your best bet to eradicate these pests from your house.