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Stop Silverfish In Their Tracks: Top Techniques For Control In Warwick Homes

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Many people have fish tanks inside their homes because they find them relaxing. After a long day of fighting traffic, meeting deadlines, and enduring pressure at work, it is nice to come home, put on house slippers, turn on soft music, and watch the aquatic creatures carry on their business without any concerns. However, there is one "fish" you do not want inside your Warwick home; silverfish.

Silverfish are not technically fish because they don't live underwater; instead, they often live underneath the house but may enter the home. If you are concerned you are sharing space with silverfish, you need silverfish pest control in Warwick from Big Blue Bug Solutions. For over 80 years, we have been relieving homeowners from the stress of pests. Decades of experience have given our family-operated company the tools and expertise to solve pest problems. Our highly-trained technicians know how to get silverfish out of your house. 

Silverfish: What Are They?

Everyone has heard of bees, wasps, ants, and other insects, but many have no clue about silverfish. These insects have a 1/2 to 3/4 inch metallic silver or brown fish-like body. They are so-named because they live in areas with high humidity and wiggle like fish when they run. Three long bristles extend from the rear of their abdomen, earning them the additional name of "bristletails." Silverfish prefer dark places and flee quickly into nearby crevices when exposed to light. 

Using an experienced Big Blue Bug Solutions technician is the best way to get rid of silverfish. Our technicians know where to search to find these elusive, funny-running insects.

Damaging Effects Of Silverfish In Your Home: What You Need To Know

Unless you crawl around in the dark recesses of your house at night and suddenly shine a light, you are unlikely to spot a silverfish; however, that does not mean their presence is impossible to detect. These are silverfish infestation signs:

  • Holes or notches along the edges of paper and books
  • Voids in upholstery and clothing
  • Black pepper-like fecal pellets
  • Discarded scales
  • Yellow stains

Search for these signs in the basement, attic, bathrooms, or other areas with high humidity. Although silverfish do not damage your home's structure or spread disease, they are a nuisance pest that causes damage to clothing, books, and other products; they also invade and contaminate food products. 

Big Blue Bug Solutions has the tools, experience, and knowledge to stop a silverfish infestation. 

Silverfish-Proof The Home: Essential Maintenance And Repairs

Once one of our trained technicians ends the silverfish problem in your house, implement these silverfish prevention tips:

  • Dehumidify the crawl space, basement, and attic
  • Repair leaking pipes and plumbing fixtures
  • Store old magazines, books, and clothing in air-tight containers
  • Remove wet wood from the home 

When a Big Blue Bug Solutions technician comes to your Warwich home to provide silverfish control, we can provide additional exclusion and prevention tips. 

Take Action Against Silverfish: Get Rid Of Them Once And For All

If you have silverfish in the house, you need help from Big Blue Bug Solutions. We will inspect your home to locate entry points, attractants, and silverfish hot spots. Using the data we collect from you and our investigation, we will create a strategic plan to eradicate the silverfish living in your house. We will also work with you to prevent a future infestation so you don't have to worry about getting clothes, upholstered furniture, and sentimental books damaged by silverfish. 

Contact us today to learn more about our residential pest control treatment options and to schedule a service.