Silverfish Control Gold Coast
Effective Treatment for Silverfish
Silverfish are named after their slivery, metallic appearance and fish-like movement and shape. Typically found in moist and humid parts of the home, silverfish hide from plain sights. Also, their damages can go unnoticed.
Have you spotted silverfish invading your home? Eco pest control Gold Coast uses highly experienced and trained professionals for silverfish control. We understand the conditions that silverfish thrive in and offer various effective pest treatments for killing, removing, and preventing future silverfish infestation.
How we treat
Our inspectors look for active signs of silverfish and possible entryways by focusing on dark, quiet, and damp areas. After determining the extent of the infestation and the species, then we will proceed to treatment.
We prepare and initiate a step-by-step procedure for treating silverfish. This includes eliminating different sources that promote silverfish survival, dehumidifying the damp surrounding, and using powerful vacuum cleaners to remove dust. Then, we will treat different parts of the house, remove accessible food sources, and examine spaces outside the home to ensure complete removal.
We use safe and eco-friendly insecticide sprays and dust to kill silverfish. For example, we use boric acid and diatomaceous earth to control silverfish. In addition, both substances are versatile poisons for killing silverfish.
We use silverfish traps and natural home remedies to prevent future infestation. We can recommend safe homemade and store-bought traps for keeping the pest under control. For example, essential oils like lavender, citrus, etc. have an aroma that overwhelms silverfish.
Once we get rid of the initial silverfish infestation, we will provide ongoing pest control services to prevent them from coming back.
Why are they considered pests?
A silverfish can live for as long as eight years, and females lay up to 60 eggs at once. Depending on the moisture level, silverfish eggs may hatch within two weeks to two months. If the climate is favourable, one female silverfish can reproduce, and you will end up with about 2000 silverfish in less than a year.
Silverfish are nocturnal pests that prefer moist and secluded areas. They are also shy and not as bold as other insects like cockroaches. As a result, you will only sight one or two silverfish in the open while hundreds stay hidden.
Naturally, silverfish live outdoors in moist areas like under rocks, tree barks, and leaf coverage. However, they can crawl into your home through openings, and you can also bring them inside by mistake.
Silverfish don’t bite as their jaws are too weak to penetrate the human skin. Also, they don’t spread diseases or parasites, and they are not dangerous to pets. However, they can cause serious harm to someone with an allergy. Furthermore, people and pets can have an allergic reaction to silverfish infestation byproducts. For example, skin moults, yellow excrement, feces, etc. You can then mix it with existing allergens and dust to trigger an allergy or make it worse.
In addition, silverfish can destroy your valuable possessions by excreting upon them and consuming them. The pests eat and consume just about anything. However, they primarily feed on carbohydrates, protein, and starch.
Common signs of infestation
- Silverfish sighting
- Scales or feces on infested materials
- Yellow stains on cloth
- Notches along an edge
- Surface etching
- Holes in clothes or paper
Treatment tips and advice
- Keep a clean home: dust and vacuum at least once every week to remove droppings and skin moults.
- Seal dry foods and pet foods in airtight containers or big rubber tubs with tight-fitting lids.
- Get rid of external food sources like dead plants, leaves, woodpiles, and brush piles.
- Keep your clothes out of the basement and store them in a cool, dry environment.
- Install a dehumidifier in your home
- Use caulk to seal small cracks around the doors and windows to prevent access.
- Focus on ventilating rooms to keep them warm and moist
- Use diatomaceous earth to make silverfish lose moisture and die
- Hide traps out of reach of pets and children in places you will likely encounter silverfish
- Use essential oils to repel silverfish
Is it bad to have silverfish?
Yes, it is. The insects can infest your pantry food, damage wallpaper, deface photos, put holes in your clothes, and damage books and other important documents.
Why are silverfish in my home?
Unfavourable outdoor conditions and favourable indoor conditions invite silverfish to share your home. Since they require a moist environment to thrive, they will invade places like bathrooms and basements.
Do silverfish bite?
No, they don’t. Silverfish are not a threat to humans but can damage your property.
Are silverfish a sign of a dirty house?
No, silverfish are not usually a sign of a dirty house. However, it can indicate a mould issue.
Why Choose Us
- AEPMA Members
- $20 Million Public Liability Insured
- Local Gold Coast Business
- 20 Years of Experience in Pest Control Industry
- 12 month warranty
- 100% Customer Satisfaction
- Fully licensed Pest Experts
- Eco-friendly Silverfish Control Treatments
- Queensland Health Licensed Pest Technicians PMT
- Experienced Professionals
- Free Quotations
- Fast and Reliable Exterminators
- Silverfish Treatments just $330
- Silverfish Removal
Gold Coast Locations
- Tweed Heads
- Pacific Pines
- Burleigh Heads
- Northern NSW
- Varsity Lakes
- Palm Beach
- Currumbin Waters
Get a Quote
Request a free quote today from Eco Pest Control Gold Coast.
We also provide free cedar balls for helping control silverfish and moths.
Phone us on 07 5240 5555.