Of all the insect infestations silverfish can be one of the most skin crawling and most creepy pest you can be cursed with. Of course, cockroaches are there but silverfish can also create a nuisance and destroy your books, clothes and food with their faeces. If you have silverfish at your home then you definitely want them gone. Regular pesticides might not be the only way to get rid of them. You will need proper pest control to eradicate them.
In this post we will tell you what the effective methods of silverfish control are that will help you to get rid of these small creepiest creatures. But before that, we will tell you why silverfish are likely to inhabit your house.
Why they like it at your house
Plenty of food to eat
Polysaccharides are one of the most favourite substances of silverfishes. This is a substance that can be found in the household materials like book glue, paint, carpet fibres and so on. They can be found in your furniture as well. Without effective pest control, the silverfish might ruin these while they will get plenty to eat.
- A good place to hide
Silverfish like to lay eggs in the dark rooms that are hidden areas of your home. Their eggs look like small white and yellow bulbs.
Like other household pests, they like to stay in moisture and humid environment that they get in the small corners of your house.
- A good shelter for them
Moreover, they get a good shelter where they can eat food and lay eggs. Silverfish live in your house for years and cause you trouble. So, in this situation, silverfish control has to be done.
How can I get rid of them?
Here are some effective ways of pest control.
1. Seal up your food containers
Putting out a bowl of your favourite oats and finding these squirming insects swimming in the bowl would be the last thing that you want. Sealing up dry foods like oats, cereal, pasta, rice, sugar and pet food can help for effective pest control against the silverfishes. It will prevent silverfish to reach to the food sources that are really lucrative for them.
2. Eliminate moisture
Silverfish thrive in a moist and humid environment. Taking out their favourite condition will help you with pest control. Use a dehumidifier in the damp basements, seal up the pipe leakages and use proper ventilation for your bathroom. Make sure all the gutters and downspouts are cleaned as well so that the water can run down properly. It will prevent your house from silverfish.
3. Clear Clutter
Old paper, books and magazines are favourite feasts of silverfish. So, make sure you clean your desk properly where all the old papers and books are piled up. Also, make sure you get rid of all the stuff that you have not looked in a long while and those that do not serve any purpose anymore.
4. Use Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous Earth or DE is made from fossilised remains of diatoms and it’s a white crumbly powder. It can be sprinkled around the area in your house where you have seen silverfish. It works well as a pest control method for getting rid of silverfish.
5. Use traps
Last but not the least, you can use traps for eradicating silverfish. You can easily buy these traps from your local store. You can also buy poisons containing boric acid. Just make sure they are safe for your kids and your pets.
If you are not sure that you can manage silverfish control by yourself then you should call the professional pest control service. We are experienced in this field. You can give us a call for more information or visit our website.