Silverfish Pest Control
First a little information about silverfish: Silverfish are a common wingless insect found allover the world. Most residents of Roanoke, Salem and Vinton Virginia have seen at least one of these small insects at some point. Silverfish are tiny pests and can be a nuisance when they are present in large numbers. Few people enjoy sharing space with an insect no matter how small or insignificant.
Silverfish are thin and flat with long antennae and are a silvery-grey color. They can be seen anytime the conditions are right for them to thrive and they do not hibernate. In colder months they will move to warmer locations in your home such as an attic or anywhere there is warmth. Some silverfish species prefer a cooler environment will move to cool environments that have enough humidity to sustain them. When warmer weather approached, the migration reverses. All silverfish species like dark humid places to live, and can be found almost anywhere the environment is suitable such as basements, or even cupboards in a warm kitchen.
These tiny pests do not carry diseases, but they are a pest in several other ways. Since silverfish are insects that chew, they cause damage by doing so. They like carbohydrates as a food source and will infest cereals, grains and oats. They will also eat paper, certain flooring and threads in clothing, wallpaper and glue. These feeding habits can cause damage to your home, books and clothing. Silverfish will also stain certain materials such as fabric or paper. A silverfish infestation is not to be taken lightly as they can cause noticeable damage in numbers.
What Should You Do About Silverfish in your home or business?
To completely get rid of, silverfish can be difficult as do-it-yourself pest control treatments will only effect individual insects and not target the infestation which may not be residing in a place that is easy to access or find. B&C exterminating can treat your home or business in Roanoke, Salem and Vinton VA. If silverfish or other household pests need to be treated, contact B&C Exterminating for the most effective solution. We will provide a complete inspection and provide an evaluation of the infestation and give you a a free estimate for pest control services that will take care of the silverfish or any other pest you may have.
Is the B&C Exterminating treatment safe?
B&C uses the Integrated Pest Management method to inspect the property and target the pests. We then create a treatment plan that uses the minimum amount of the correct pesticide designed for silverfish to give you the maximum results in the shortest amount of time. We will also provide you with information that will help you reduce the environment that attract silverfish.
A few things that will help you keep silverfish from finding your home an inviting place to live would be to reduce the humidity with the use of a dehumidifier. Also seal cracks and crevices where silverfish may enter your home and practice good sanitation. You can also reduce the environment by reducing their food sources and clutter to a minimum.
Call B&C Exterminating for a free inspection and detailed quote. We service Roanoke, Salem and Vinton Virginia and surrounding areas. Call today.