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Are You Ready For The Silverfish Invasion?

DATE POSTED: August 16, 2017

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…

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Why Are Silverfish Considered a Threat?

DATE POSTED: June 16, 2017

There are many different kinds of pests in the world who will invade our homes and our lives. Each comes with its own set of problems for homeowners, and some tend to be creepier than others. The silverfish seems to be a home invader that our clients in South Portland rank high on the “ick” factor scale. No doubt about it, having an infestation of silverfish can be a startling…

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Tips To Avoid Silverfish

DATE POSTED: May 18, 2017

A silverfish, also referred to as fishmoth, urban silverfish, or carpet shark, is a tiny insect with a slender, flattened body that is around ½ to 1 inch long. It is light gray and blue coloring shimmers and looks to be a silvery color. This, and the fact that it slithers across surfaces in an almost fishlike manner is how it gets its name. Not only are these creatures creepy and disturbing…

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Springtime Silverfish

DATE POSTED: April 19, 2017

You are in your bathroom, minding your own business, brushing your teeth, when all of a sudden you see something shiny and very fast scurry across the floor. Your first instinct may be to think aliens have invaded your bathroom, but we are happy to let you know that what you probably saw was actually a silverfish! Silverfish are humidity seeking pests and are common in homes throughout New England…

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What Are Silverfish Looking For?

DATE POSTED: February 16, 2017

If you're finding tiny silver bugs in your South Portland home that look like they belong in a sci-fi horror film rather than on the floor of your bathroom, you're probably wondering why these bugs are coming in. What makes your home different from all of the other homes that don't have silverfish in them? This is a valid question. Here's what those insects are looking for, and why they're coming…

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Silverfish Basics

DATE POSTED: January 13, 2017

Despite the name, silverfish have nothing to do with fish. They’re pests that find their way into homes and become difficult to get rid of once they discover your home makes an ideal shelter and provides continuous sources of food. Silverfish can cause damage to your home and belongings so if you have them – you need to get rid of them.

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