Silverfish Control | 24 Hour Pest Control Company

Silverfish Inspection and Extermination

Have you seen silverfish in your business or property?

Silverfish may be an indicator of a damp problem so it’s always best to get it checked out.

Silverfish are small wingless insects around 12mm long and silver in colour with a distinctive cigar-shaped body.

 

Silverfish are very common across the world and they thrive in human habitats due to our lifestyles. Whilst silverfish are mostly considered to be a nuisance, if they increase in significant numbers, they can become a problem particularly in environments such as sterile places, for example, hospitals.

So, if you have a problem with silverfish give us a call and we’ll offer advice and solutions for you.

Habitat

  • Found in damp areas, commonly bathrooms, kitchens, cellars and attics – they thrive in humidity

  • Nocturnal in habit

  • Mainly feeding on starchy substances such as carbohydrate foods, glues and wall- paper paste

  • Can be destructive, feeding on paper items such as books, photos and plaster

 

Breeding

  • They lay their eggs in cracks and crevices

  • Nymphs grow by an indefinite number of moults

  • Adults can live for over 3 years, taking up to a year to reach adulthood

 

Control Measures

  • Treat areas of damp

  • Control of humidity

  • Keep dust and debris to a minimum

  • Vacuum regularly

  • Store food in containers with tight fitting lids

  • Use of approved insecticides are most likely to prove effective.

Inspect. Detect. Protect. The Right People, The Right Solutions.

A family run business, proud to say that we put our customers first.

 

Pest Control Services Hereford & Worcester

T: 01981 241334 | M: 07964 370480

contact@pgmpestcontrol.co.uk

 

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