Silverfish are nocturnal by nature and known for their destructive feeding habits, Silverfish are teardrop-shaped insects ranging in color from white or brown to bluish-gray and measure up to a full inch in length. Though they are similar in size and shape to Firebrats, Silverfish get their name from their color and resemblance to a fish.
Silverfish feed on dead skin, books and starchy materials. They thrive in dark and moist areas. If you feel you have a Silverfish infestation, contact your local Pest Control Company, Bugs by Brian® for a no obligation estimate.
How do you know if you have Silverfish? Since they are nocturnal you are going to want to look for damp dark areas, with small excrements that look like pepper. Look for small holes and yellow stains on fabric and clothing.
Silverfish are most often associated with homes or buildings near a body of water like a river, stream, or pond. Silverfish live and breed in attics and various places throughout a home, though they prefer extreme temperatures like that of an attic. Although they are suited for most climates, Silverfish prefer dark and humid areas like attics, basements, kitchens and bathrooms.
The easiest way to prevent a Silverfish infestation is to deprive them of their favorite foods and habitat by controlling humidity and keeping a house or storage area clean to prevent feeding sites. However, once a Silverfish infestation takes hold, a homeowner must turn to a pest control expert.
Residents or business owners in St. Louis and surrounding areas who suspect a Silverfish infestation should retain the services of the professional exterminators at Bugs by Brian®. Professional Silverfish extermination service begins with a thorough examination of the household or business. Once the infestation is controlled, our expert exterminators can help homeowners and business owners make an effective plan to prevent the silverfish problem from recurring.
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