Lake Balboa Silverfish Control
If you’ve ever seen a silverfish you’re likely aware where its name originates from. Formed like a tear-drop, these bugs are generally a silver-bluish or brown-grey color. Their size varies from 12-19 milimeters long. They include 3 long bristles on their rear-end and don’t look much different as they mature.
Silverfish are commonly discovered in dark, damp locations like the attic, bathroom, kitchen area or basement. If you have great deals of paper or damp clothing in boxes you’ll likely discover a silverfish amongst them.
What Do Silverfish Eat?
Silverfish have a wide range of tastes in regards to their diet plan. Some of their diet consists of, among others; shampoo, book glue, dead insects, and linens.
Lake Balboa Silverfish and Reproduction
Silverfish carry out a ‘love dance’ prior to mating. The male silverfish lay what’s called spermatophore and enter the female specimens’ ovipositor. The number of eggs produced after mating will depend upon the species of silverfish that mated.
Indications You Have a Silverfish Infestation
You’ve most likely seen a silverfish on the floor in the restroom or on the counter in the kitchen area and didn’t think twice after exterminating it. It is not till you begin seeing a lot of them, or their feces which resembles pepper, that you need to think about doing something about it and preventing a worse infestation.
However, spiders, centipedes and earwigs may eat silverfish so if these other parasites are present, you may not conclude right away that there is an invasion; a bug assessment and preventative treatments can ensure you never have an infestation of any kind!
Safeguard Your Home from Lake Balboa Silverfish
You will typically see silverfish at night because they are nocturnal, but that’s not to say you won’t see one during the daytime. In addition, they can move really quickly. These are really deceptive pests so they go unnoticed for some time before treatments are initiated. The disadvantage of having this particular pest problem is the rate at which they can reproduce; really quickly.
These bugs do not always end up being a risk or cause any trouble until they go without treatment for too long. If left without treatment, they can quickly harm paperwork, wallpaper and garments. Check your linen closet when you believe a silverfish problem is present to make sure they haven’t been damaged or that there aren’t more hiding out in the closet. They can survive in just about any environment, however silveffish tend to prefer damp locations, when available.
Silverfish Prevention Tips
- Manage the humidity in your home
- Keep pantry food items in sealed containers
- Dust in the home or business regularly
- Properly store items with adhesive
- Ensure proper ventilation in rooms that have moist and warm environments
- Seal up any cracks or crevices around the property
Should it take you quite some time to realize silverfish have invaded your property, it’s not too late – call (818) 230-5286 right away! Our pest control specialists can assess the concern and develop a treatment strategy specific to your needs. While it is possible to use nonprescription products to kill the silverfish you see, those that are not seen will continue to thrive and multiply. Repelling the silverfish is another DIY technique but this will not really do much if an infestation has already manifested.
Solutions for Lake Balboa Silverfish
We take a method that tackles both the adults and the eggs to make sure of full eradication. When you call (818) 230-5286 to describe your scenario we can further explain how our on-going treatments work once the existing concern is looked after.