silverfishHomeowners often transport silverfish indoors unknowingly. When brought inside the home, the infested areas, including cardboard boxes and plastic, can allow the pests to spread throughout the home. These pests can also enter your home through foundations like cracks, torn screens, and gaps, enter basements and crawl spaces, and thrive in warm and moist spaces. 

At the first sign of a silverfish infestation, it’s important to contact Rid-A-Bug. Our local pest control experts will be able to assess the situation and determine the most effective silverfish treatment plan for your specific problem. 

What Damage Do Silverfish Cause?

While indoors, silverfish eat grains and chew large holes into clothing, upholstery, and paper. In large numbers, they can cause a lot of damage and ruin important items, including stored files, books, and vintage clothes. To prevent damage, act fast and contact Rid-A-Bug at the first sign of a silverfish infestation.

What Are the Signs of a Silverfish Infestation?

Most often, homeowners can detect silverfish when they find one on the floor, in a sink, or in the bathtub. Also, their feeding damage can indicate their presence and tiny piles of feces. Here are a few more signs of a silverfish infestation:

  • Yellow Stains or Dust
  • Shed Skin
  • Holes
  • Cracks and Crevices

How Can I Prevent Silverfish in the Home?

The severity of a silverfish infestation may go unnoticed for long periods of time, allowing for exponential growth. These pests can survive in almost any indoor environment, but they prefer areas with high humidity. Here are a few ways you can prevent silverfish in the home:

  • Control Humidity
  • Open Vents in Crawl Spaces
  • In Basements, Use Baseboard Caulking
  • Housekeeping Practices
  • Limiting Potential Feeding Sites

However, if your home already has a silverfish infestation, hiring a professional exterminator who can create a customized treatment plan is recommended. For temporary, traps and insecticides will only kill individual insects but can’t exterminate an entire infestation. 

Addressing a silverfish infestation requires professional treatment of both adult silverfish and their shelter.  

Silverfish Extermination Services

Silverfish can not only be a real nuisance if they turn up in your home, but they can cause a lot of damage in large numbers. So, how do you get rid of silverfish in the house? Contact Rid-A-Bug. We are a professional extermination company catering to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Our experts will ensure that these pests are completely eliminated from your home. 

Give us a call and learn more about our silverfish control today.