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What You Need To Know About Silverfish

DATE POSTED: May 28, 2018

Silverfish are fascinating insects from the phylum arthropoda, the subclass apterygota, and the species Lepisma saccharina, but you probably didn't come here for a biology lesson. If you have these pests in your home, you don't need a bunch of fancy words or fancy scientific facts. You want actionable information to help you get rid of those bugs and keep them out for good. Here's what you need to…

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Silverfish Can Be A Sign Of Larger Problems

DATE POSTED: January 30, 2018

Have you ever been walking along in your kitchen or your bathroom and look down at the floor only to see a silvery, slimy, odd-looking bug slithering across the floor? Those creepy pests are called silverfish. They come rightly by their name—they have silver bodies that are flat and can be 1/2 to 1 inch in length and when they move they do so in a fish-like motion. They also have three…

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Is There Anything I Can Do About These Silverfish?

DATE POSTED: November 2, 2017

Many people enjoy the Halloween season and the spooks and scares it offers. One scare that is generally undesired though is that of finding pests in your house, particularly such strange pests such as silverfish. These blueish-gray insects seem to wriggle as they crawl across your floors, and can show up almost like uninvited Halloween guests that have no intention of leaving, and every intention…

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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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Are Silverfish Dangerous?

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…

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