Silverfish Control Canberra

Silverfish Control Canberra & Queanbeyan

A silverfish (Lepisma saccharinum) is a small, primitive, wingless insect in the order Zygentoma. Its common name derives from the animal’s silvery light grey colour, combined with the fish-like appearance of its movements. The scientific name (L. saccharinum) indicates that the silverfish’s diet consists of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches.
Silverfish are a cosmopolitan species, found in Africa, the Americas, Australia, Eurasia, and other parts of the Pacific. They inhabit moist areas, requiring a relative humidity between 75% and 95%. In urban areas, they can be found in attics, basements, bathtubs, sinks, kitchens, old books, classrooms, and showers.

What is our process for silverfish control in Canberra & Queanbeyan?

There are a number of methods that we can use to get rid of Silverfish. We can remove the Silverfish infestation using a nox toxic formula and applying it to surface areas. We can remove this particular pest quite quickly.
Call us on 0407 909 118 for a quick end to your Silverfish infestation.

What attracts Silverfish to my home?

Silverfish are attracted to moist environments, so you may see them in the attic or garage. They are attracted to your home primarily for shelter against the elements and from other predators. They are also attracted to sources of food and love humid but moist environments. Silverfish will eat vegetables, grains, paper, sugars, and fibres. They will also eat certain fabrics as well as paper products.

Can I remove a silverfish infestation myself?

There are many things you can do to limit your Silverfish infestation. This is one pest species where DIY home remedies can have an effect, unlike some of the more serious kinds of pests. However, Silverfish tend to be quite fast and you won’t easily kill them. They are also good at hiding.

Are Silverfish dangerous?

Silverfish are pretty harmless – they will not bite or attack you. But they are still gross and need to be removed. While you can handle one or two Silverfish, an infestation can destroy synthetic fibres as well as paper products. Call us for rapid Silverfish control in Canberra & Queanbeyan and we can take care of the infestation and any other pests in your home or commercial establishment.

How can I identify a Silverfish?

Silverfish move like fish and have scales to match. They are a grey-silver colour. They have 2 long antennas at the front and 3 shorter hairs at the back. The length of silverfish is between 12mm – 15mm. They are actually quite distinctive, and you should know them by the way they move and look. They do resemble earwigs a little and are similar in size, but move differently and do not have pincers.

What are the signs of a Silverfish infestation?

The typical signs of a Silverfish infestation will include the physical sighting of more than one Silverfish. This might seem obvious, but most people fail to understand that seeing a single bug is a sign that there are many more. Silverfish will leave round, black droppings around the areas where they eat, including your food or books. You may notice damage to cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, or paper products.

What are the City Pest Control recommendations for preventing Silverfish?

The standard procedures actually help to prevent most pests, including Silverfish. Make sure that your home is dry and sealed as much as possible. Vacuum and clean regularly. Do not leave any food products unattended (perhaps lock everything up airtight at night). You can also use a dehumidifier regularly to ensure your home is not humid. Also, you need to be mindful of pet food, which they feed on. This could attract them into the home.

Why should I use City Pest for Silverfish control in Canberra & Queanbeyan.?

We offer the most affordable prices in tandem with the most advanced technology. We are a direct pest control company that will remove your Silverfish infestation in the shortest route possible. We have all of the accreditations and are 5 Star rated on Google. In other words, we tick all the boxes and value our reputation quite highly as a locally owned and family run business.

Call us now on 0407 909 118 for swift Silverfish control in Canberra & Queanbeyan.

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We are a dedicated team that has had many different life experiences in business. We are proud to be a local company in Canberra and Queanbeyan. We are fully trained and equipped for most, if not all, pest control issues. We are working with big hotel chains, food outlets, and for Jane our old lady down the street. We offer our services to ALL our valued new and old clients. Our work comes with a WARRANTY.

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