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What are Silverfish?

Silverfish get their name from their appearances. These insects are not aquatic like fish, yet they move in a fish-like manner and have metallic scales covering their teardrop-shaped bodies.

In addition to possessing two long antennae and three bristle-like appendages extending from their posterior end, these insects also have two long antennae.

Even though they are not aquatic, silverfish have high moisture requirements and like to live in regions where there is an abundance of excess moisture.



Do you have Silverfish in your home or you are not sure? We can handle the identification and get you a solution to your problem quickly.

Silverfish Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are silverfish dangerous?

The appearance of silverfish makes them appear much more threatening than they actually are.

Silverfish are a nuisance pest that, despite being tough to eliminate and annoying to deal with, do not create substantial difficulties.

They are not known to transmit disease or cause structural harm to buildings.

It is crucial to keep silverfish out of your home since they contaminate food stored in pantry areas and gnaw on and damage books, wallpaper, stored clothing, and rugs, among other items.

Why do I have a silverfish problem?

In most cases, silverfish do not present a problem for us when they are living outside; rather, problems arise when they move inside and seek for wet environments in which to live.

Silverfish are omnivores that take pleasure in feeding on a wide variety of foods, such as cellulose, glue, dead insects, and the dry products that are kept in the pantry.

The soil and garden areas around foundations are frequently ideal habitats for silverfish because of their proximity to these conditions that silverfish prefer to live in.

They will move indoors if the weather becomes too hot and dry for them to be able to survive safely outside. Silverfish are able to go for extended periods of time without eating as long as they have access to water.

Cracked or water-damaged door trim, foundation cracks, and spaces under basement or sliding glass doors that do not have a tight seal are common entry locations for silverfish. Silverfish can also enter through doors that have not been properly sealed.

Where will I find silverfish?

Silverfish have high moisture needs and seek out chilly, damp environments to spawn in. Silverfish are commonly found in kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, and cellars. They tend to congregate near drains, vents, air conditioning systems, and under sinks.

The presence of silverfish in your home is crucial not only because you must treat the silverfish infestation, but also because damp places attract other, more harmful pests, such as roaches, termites, and other wood-destroying insects.

How do I get rid of silverfish?

24h Pest Pros is the finest option for eliminating silverfish from your house or place of work.

We provide quick response times and the assurance that your pest problems will be resolved and won't recur.

Our skilled exterminators will eradicate silverfish from your properties utilizing cutting-edge, highly-effective pest control methods and materials.

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How can I prevent silverfish in the future?

Prevent problems with silverfish by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Since moisture is silverfish's primary attractant, restricting their access to water is essential for avoiding them. Utilize dehumidifiers, install weatherstripping around the windows and doors, maintain the gutters, and repair any leaking pipes.
  • Repair the entry points into your home that silverfish are using to gain access. Caulk foundation cracks, fix door trim damage, and install door sweeps on exterior doors.
  • Rake leaves and clear unwanted plants from the regions surrounding the foundation of your home.
  • Create a barrier of crushed stone between the soil or garden and the foundation.
  • In the kitchen and pantry, dry items should be stored in airtight containers.
  • Instead of cardboard boxes, utilize plastic storage containers with lockable lids in your home.
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