Say Goodbye To Silverfish In Your Aurora Home

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Many types of pests and forms of wildlife live in natural outdoor settings near where humans reside, which includes residential areas across Aurora. One of the more problematic creatures that enter homes in this region is silverfish. Often, silverfish will emerge from below rocks, around firewood piles, or within piles of leaves or other vegetation and capitalize on opportunities to infiltrate a home.

What is the best way to get rid of silverfish? In many instances, silverfish are resilient pests that are challenging to eliminate; therefore, consulting with a local pest control company is encouraged. An experienced Aurora pest control professional understands the most effective methods for removing silverfish and knows the best silverfish prevention strategies.

What Are Silverfish?

Silverfish are wingless insects with a silverish appearance that measure from ½ to 1 inch long and move in a “fish-like” way. Silverfish have long antennae and three bristly filaments that end from the rear. After emerging from eggs, young silverfish (nymphs) appear similar to adults; yet, are much smaller.

Belonging to the order Zygentoma, silverfish are insects that consume an omnivorous diet that might include wood, mold, or dead insects. When indoors, silverfish in Aurora will eat cereal, paper, glue, and many materials found in clothing or upholstery. 

Are there other types of bugs similar to silverfish? Some of the creatures that look like silverfish include firebrats, earwigs, and bristletails.

Silverfish Can Damage Your Belongings

Can silverfish bite humans? It is very unlikely that a human would be bitten by a silverfish and they are largely seen as a nuisance pest; however, silverfish may create some minor property damage such as:

  • Silverfish shed their “scales” and generate feces that may accumulate and cause home occupants to experience allergic reactions.
  • Hungry silverfish may contaminate sources of food.
  • These pests often leave yellowish stains on fabrics or upholstered items.
  • Silverfish may chew holes in books, paper products, clothing, and more.

Because of the damage that silverfish might cause inside your home, property owners in Aurora that detect these pests should consider seeking assistance from a pest management professional.

How And Why Silverfish Find Their Way Into Your Home

How do silverfish get in the house? Using their small bodies, silverfish might enter homes through cracks or crevices around the exterior or gaps around the seals of doors or windows.

Keep in mind that silverfish are attracted to humid and moist conditions; therefore, ensure basements and crawl spaces are properly ventilated and use dehumidifiers when necessary. Also, promptly repair any leaky spigots, hoses, or pipes

The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Silverfish Infestation In Your Home

How to get rid of silverfish in my house? The do-it-yourself home pest control products sold by local retailers are commonly ineffective against these pests and might contain harsh chemical formulas. Speaking with a pest control professional is the best means of responding to these problems.

With more than 12 years of experience in the realm of residential pest control, D&K Pest Control will quickly oust silverfish from your property. Our team is properly equipped for safely treating these pests and may make recommendations regarding other existing areas of the property that might be vulnerable to pest intrusions.

We also have expertise in managing concerns involving many types of wildlife that create health risks and may generate costly property damage. Some of these services include bat removal, nuisance bird control, opossum removal, and more. In addition to providing superior wildlife removal and control programs, we provide the highest quality exclusion services that will effectively prevent types of troublesome pests and wildlife from reentering the structure.

Property owners throughout the Aurora region seeking solutions for pest and wildlife-related problems should contact our office today for further detail. Remember to ask about our ongoing residential protection service plans that include quarterly treatment visits from a qualified technician.

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