silverfish

Household pests can be a major pain, and your problems can go beyond the typical flies, ants and cockroaches. For example, many homeowners find themselves dealing with silverfish. These tiny creatures may seem harmless, but they can be troublesome to get rid of. If you think you have a silverfish problem in your home, learning more about these creatures and hiring a pest control company can help. 

Silverfish: What Are They?

A silverfish is a small wingless insect that is silver and blue in color. True to its name, its movements are considered to be fish-like in nature, although the silverfish is a surprisingly fast runner when it is traveling on horizontal surfaces. You can generally identify these insects based off of their shiny, unique coloring and their long, slender bodies. They also feature long antennae. 

Where Can You Find Silverfish?

Unfortunately, you can find silverfish just about anywhere. They can live in all sorts of climates, so no homes are immune. Even here in Florida, silverfish seem to thrive despite the hot and humid weather conditions. In fact, they love humidity and moisture. They are nocturnal creatures that tend to avoid the light, but you can find them in your home any time of the year. These creatures love eating paper, so they can be brought in with your groceries from any grocery store or found in cardboard boxes that you many use for storage in your attic. 

If you are wondering if silverfish are an issue in your home, check out the areas of your home that might be more prone to moisture. For example, you may find them in your bathroom. Look upward when you are searching—these creatures can often be found at the tops of the walls, near the ceilings.

What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Silverfish?

You may have found some DIY pest control products that are supposed to get rid of silverfish. Although some of them do work, nothing matches the pest control services that you can enjoy from a professional company like Bug Out Service. Bug Out uses professional products and methods to get rid of silverfish quickly and to keep them out of your home in the future. 

If you need help determining if you have a silverfish problem or have a known problem that you would like to resolve, contact Bug Out at 904-584-9868 or 352-221-9066. We will provide a free consultation to find out more about the pest control issues in your home and to educate you on our available services. In no time, Bug Out will take care of your silverfish problem and can help with your other pest control issues as well.