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How To Get Rid Of Silverfish In Your Denver Home And Keep Them Out

September 15, 2022 - Silverfish

What pests have you seen around your home? Maybe you've found ants in your kitchen or spiders around your yard. Or perhaps you've dealt with stinging insects like wasps flying around your property. Most people don't like having pests around their property, but some are more familiar to people than others.

One common but the lesser-known pest is the silverfish. These strange-looking insects appear a bit scary with their long feelers, but they aren't dangerous. They are, however, still frustrating to see around your house. Discover how to get rid of silverfish in this handbook put together by the pest control experts at Advantage Pest Management.

How To Identify A Silverfish

Identifying silverfish isn't that difficult as they look similar to the description of their name. They are primarily a blue-silver color but can be more white or brown. They also have teardrop-shaped bodies and fish-like movements. The other way to tell silverfish apart from other insects is by the three long bristles that extrude from their rears. 

You can also spot silverfish based on where they hang out. Silverfish seek out damp environments with dark areas to hide, so you'll usually find them around basements, kitchens, and bathrooms when they get inside homes. These are also areas of the house where many pests tend to hide, so it's a good idea to check these spaces for any pest problems. 

Why You Don't Want Silverfish Creeping Around Your House

While it's comforting to know that silverfish aren't dangerous, this fact doesn't mean they are just a nuisance. While silverfish aren't as destructive as some pests in the area, they can damage your personal belongings. They also have destructive feeding tendencies as they consume papers, clothing, wallpaper, book bindings, and books. They also eat anything filled with carbs, sugars, or starches. 

Silverfish infestations can damage many of your beloved belongings as they voraciously eat through objects around your house. They often infest pantries, and while they aren't known to spread any particular diseases, you should still dispose of any food they touch right away.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Silverfish Fast!

While silverfish might not seem like a huge deal, you won't appreciate it if they damage photos, books, or clothing. If you do have a silverfish infestation in your Denver home, Advantage Pest Management can help. We are Denver pest control experts who offer ongoing plans to prevent and remove these annoying, strange pests.

If you want to learn more about our treatment plans or how to deal with silverfish, please reach out to us at a convenient time. 

How To Prevent Future Silverfish Infestations In Your Home

If you don't have a current silverfish issue or want to prevent further infestations, you should take preventative measures. Mainly, you should try and remove or lessen the factors that attract them. Here's where to start:

  • Reduce excess humidity around the yard and home by repairing leaky pipes and faucets and removing standing water from the property, including water pools. 
  • Keep dried food items stored in sealed containers.
  • Deter silverfish from getting inside by installing weather stripping, placing door sweeps, and fixing broken screens.
  • Focus on humidity issues further by using dehumidifiers in particularly moisture-rich rooms. 
  • Store clothes in a dry environment and regular air out rooms that don't have good ventilation.

Call Advantage Pest Management today to find out more about silverfish control or request a quote.

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