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Are You Ready For The Silverfish Invasion?

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It is time to start packing up the lawn furniture, cleaning up the garden, and prepare your home for autumn. Soon you’ll be wanting to spend more time indoors where is it warmer. There are certain guests that will be seeking warmth inside your home soon, and if you do not prepare for them they will begin to migrate inside too. Now is the time when silverfish flock to homes by the hundreds. Are you ready for the silverfish invasion?

Why Are Silverfish in my Home?

During late summer and early fall, silverfish go indoors. They are in search of dark, damp areas that are protected from the elements. The most common places silverfish hide are basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, crawl spaces, kitchens, and attics. Areas of high humidity in your home demand your immediate attention to prevent silverfish and other infestations.

Silverfish feed on carbs, sugars and starches, so if you have clothing or paper around, silverfish have no reason to leave. Your home provides silverfish with both food and shelter.

Problems with Silverfish in Your Home

Silverfish are sneaky pests. They are nocturnal, so most of their movement occurs at night. Silverfish also produce 2 to 20 eggs at a time. Guess where they prefer to lay their eggs? Again, in humid spaces. Nymphs thrive in that type of environment. While you sleep at night, the silverfish population in your home can get out of control.

When the silverfish population in your home explodes, silverfish can cause damage to linens, wallpaper, papers, and clothing. Silverfish are difficult to control. Focusing on prevention is an effective way to curb a silverfish infestation.

How to Prevent a Silverfish Infestation

You can take steps to prevent silverfish in your home. The first place you on which you should focus is high-humidity areas. Remove as much humidity and moisture from the dark, damp spaces in your home. How do you remove humidity? You dry it out. Consider fans and dehumidifiers. Open vents in the attic, basement, or crawl space to let fresh air in.

Once you have a plan of attack to get rid of humidity in your home, simple maintenance can also prevent silverfish. Seal cracks in the foundation and outside the home. Use caulking in between baseboards and other flooring.

Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of housekeeping as well. Picking up clothes and garbage, and cleaning up spills and food messes can assist in preventing an infestation by removing the silverfish food source.

Big Blue Bug Solutions Can Help

If you already have silverfish in your home, do-it-yourself pest control solutions are ineffective, and traps sold at your local hardware store are not designed to address infestations. Trapping a handful of silverfish won’t kill the rest. You need professional help to get rid of silverfish in your home. Big Blue Bug Solutions has professional pest control services that begin with an inspection and call for regular treatments to get rid of silverfish and other pest infestations.

Call now for your very own residential pest control plan from Big Blue Bug Solutions.