What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Silverfish In My Boston Home?


What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Silverfish In My Boston Home?

Despite how common they are, the sight of silverfish catches Boston residents off guard. Their appearance, a cross between a roach and a small fish, is so unlike the pests we're used to that homeowners don't know how to fight back. How does one get rid of such bizarre creatures?

Urbanex is the Boston leader in silverfish extermination. In today's post, we'll help you familiarize yourself with these very strange pests, including their dangers and how to prevent them. Arm yourself with our tips and reach out to us when you're ready for the best pest control in Boston to eliminate your silverfish problems.

What Are Silverfish?

Silverfish are among the oldest insects in the world. They grow up to an inch long and have scale-covered bodies, hence the fish comparison. They maneuver through wiggling motions that cement the fish's likeness further. They completely lack wings.

Silverfish avoid intense light. They prefer to remain hidden and are most active at night. When it comes to buildings, you can spot them in dark, damp areas, though they'll reside in dry spots if they lack light. 

The typical silverfish lifespan is about eight years. In that time, a female will lay over 100 silverfish eggs. Urbanex provides same-day services whenever possible, so we can end this reproduction cycle and stop the silverfish infestation from growing further.

Is it Dangerous To Have Silverfish In My House?

Silverfish don't bite humans, nor are they a direct threat to our health. However, the skin young silverfish and adults shed through molting can cause allergic reactions in some. They are not known to transmit any diseases.

Inanimate objects aren't lucky, however. Silverfish have a ravenous hunger for carbs and sugar, leading them to eat a variety of things, including:

  • Paper products

  • Fabrics

  • Insulation

  • Food

  • Waste

Keep your home safe from silverfish with our free inspection services. First, our Urbanex pros will identify where the silverfish in your home are nesting. Afterward, we'll devise a plan to safely and effectively eliminate all baby silverfish, adults, and eggs in your home.

How Can I Prevent Silverfish In My Home?

The key to preventing these pests from dominating your home is knowing what attracts them in the first place. The ideal silverfish habitat has much in common with those of other insects. By removing these elements, you'll keep your home safe from these pests:

  • High humidity: Silverfish struggle to survive in dry, cool environments, so you're likely to find them in the most humid parts of your home. Updating your HVAC system or running dehumidifiers will make these spaces less desirable to silverfish.

  • Open food sources: It's not just about how you store your food, though that's important too. The crumbs you leave on your floor, in rugs, or on furniture and countertops signal to silverfish that they've found a location with easy access to food.

  • Dark locations: Silverfish hate the light and will avoid it whenever possible. So brighten up the darkest areas of your home to repel them better. 

Urbanex technicians are experts in pest behaviors, including those of silverfish. First, we'll help you identify the areas in your home that silverfish find most welcoming. Then, after extermination, we'll explain the changes you can make to prevent them from returning.

How Can I Get Rid Of These Pesky Silverfish Once And For All?

They're creepy, destructive, and not needed in your home. If you want to get rid of silverfish, contact us at Urbanex now. We design unique plans for every customer's situation, ensuring a close working relationship and practical solutions to fit your needs. Get your free estimate today, and we'll end your silverfish problems!

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