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What's Attracting Silverfish To My New England Home?

DATE POSTED: May 21, 2019

With the stress of everyday life, no one needs the added stress of a pest infestation. Silverfish are a common insect found throughout the New England area and are classified as a nuisance pest. These small tear-shaped insects do not bite, scratch, or spread disease like many other home-invading pests, but silverfish can still cause some stressful problems if they infest your property.

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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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Why Do I Have Silverfish In My Home?

DATE POSTED: November 14, 2016

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.

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Silverfish: Not Just A Springtime Problem

DATE POSTED: October 18, 2016

During the spring and summer months here in Rhode Island, pests like silverfish, mosquitoes, bees, and yellow jackets appear and continue to grow in number throughout the season. When fall arrives, many of these pests either die off or hibernate and will re-emerge and continue this cycle the following spring; but this is not the case with all pests. Silverfish, for example, can grow and thrive…

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Silverfish Problems

DATE POSTED: July 19, 2016

As with any other pest, the first step toward eliminating silverfish is to have a better understanding of their behavior.

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Do Silverfish Bite & Other Fun Facts

DATE POSTED: March 15, 2016

You know the drill. You stumble into the kitchen in the middle of the night for a drink of water, or reach into your cupboard to pull out a baking pan and are startled by a tiny, scaly-looking, silvery little bug that scurries away seemingly at the speed of light. Silverfish are one of the strangest little bugs that you may encounter in your home. Although they look somewhat prehistoric and…

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