Silverfish are a small wingless insect that you may have seen in your home. They have long-bodies and long antennae, and they appear to move like a fish, which is how they got their name. Silverfish insects are a nocturnal pest, so you may not see them too often, but if you do see them, it's more than likely that you see them in an area of your home that is damp or dark. These insects are usually looking for food and water, much like any other pest. If you have these pests, you need to get rid of them. If you have this pest, there's a good chance you have another pest problem as well. Read below for tips to help you get rid of silverfish.
Check For Water Or Dampness
Take a look around your home to see if you have another pest problem in addition to this pest problem. If you have silverfish, there's a good chance you have other pests that are making their way inside the same way the silverfish did, and they're also looking for water. If you have water somewhere, or there is a damp area of your home, you need to clean this up and dry up your home. Make any necessary repairs to your home to clean up the leaks and to stop giving these pests what they want. If you get rid of their water source, it can help get rid of your pests.
Repair Holes And Cracks
The silverfish came into your home somehow. If there are cracks or holes in your home, this is most likely where they have gotten inside. Make the necessary repairs to your home to prevent more pests from getting in and to prevent other types of pests from getting in as well. Look around your foundation for these holes and cracks. If you have a basement, they could be coming in through holes or cracks in your walls. Make the repairs as needed.
Spray Your Home
Spray your home to kill these pests and to get rid of any other insect problem you may have. Use a pesticide to spray the perimeter of your home, and one that is safe to also use indoors. If you don't want to spray inside, you can instead sprinkle diatomaceous earth around to help kill these pests.
If you have silverfish in your home, it could be the sign of a few different things, such as a water or seepage issue, or it could signal another pest problem as well. Hire a professional pest control company to rid your home of these pests.
For more information, reach out to a residential pest control service.