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Why Do I Have Silverfish In My Home?


There is a simple answer for why you're finding silverfish in your home. And, there is an answer that is far from simple. Let's start with the simple answer first. You have silverfish in your home because they were able to get in. It may seem like a silly answer at first, but the longer you look at it, the more telling it becomes. Here's what you need to know.

Silverfish are a warning sign that your home has developed entry points, more specifically, entry points that may have been caused by water damage. When rainwater gets into places it shouldn't, it can cause mold, mildew, fungi, algae, and other things to grow. These natural organisms can soften wood and make it more susceptible to bugs and rodents. When gaps are formed, and areas are chewed, it gives access to moisture pests, like silverfish.

The bigger question of why, can be boiled down into two factors. Silverfish enter homes in search of food and because they don't know the difference between your home and any other object found in nature.

If you have silverfish in your home, there is little doubt that they will find the food they are looking for. The average home has a wide selection of tasty things for silverfish to feed on. These critters munch on wallpaper, books, linen, shampoo, old photos, curtains, tapestries, as well as the dead bugs you probably have inside your wall voids.

While silverfish are something no one wants to have in their house, they are not the biggest problem. If you have wood rot or moisture damage, you want to have someone take a look at your property and get these trouble areas fixed. Left untreated, moisture issues can lead to costly repairs, increased infestations, and health issues that can arise from mold or pest invasion.

If you live in New England, let Big Blue Bug Solutions help you diagnose the problem outline a plan to take care of your silverfish infestation, and guide you on a track to fix things properly, so no more bugs and animals can get into your home. We have certified professionals on staff who are educated in the habits and habitats of over 30 household pests. When you need a comprehensive pest control solution that uses modern eco-friendly Integrated Pest Management methods with the least amount of chemical product required for effective control, Big Blue has the solution. Reach out to us to schedule services for your home today.