Silverfish is a kind of insect found in every home. This is a tiny wingless creature prefer to live in the places where moisture and humidity level is high. The scientific name of the insect is Lepisma saccharina, however, popularly known as Silverfish. The wingless insect is found in grey and blue color. As the name suggests it has a fish-like appearance of its movements.
Silverfish Detection and Control
Silverfish like to be fed with sugar and starches. They choose a relative humidity place to dwell having a temperature between 75% and 95%. They have 1/2 to 1 inch long body. Silverfish live on starchy foods like paper goods, wallpaper, book bindings, glue, and dry foods.
You can find them in your kitchen, basements, sinks, bathtubs, bookcases, closet shelves including window or door frames. Silverfish are the most common household pest. They can damage your clothes, books and wood products. They also eat synthetic and other fibers like linen, silk, and cotton.
Early detection followed by Silverfish Control Services activity is highly required to remove the Silverfish infestation from your promises.
Tips to Get Rid of Silverfish
If you really want to get rid of silverfish menace just follow the below checkpoints religiously.
Ø Make sure that your home and premises have a low humidity level as Silverfish prefers a highly humid location to live.
Ø Take care of the food which contains starch. It is better to store those foodstuffs in sealed jars.
Ø Make use of diatomaceous earth on your bookcase to prevent silverfish attack. This helps you by lowering down the moisture level of the place.
Ø A sticky roach trap can also be used for trapping silverfish.
Ø Sprinkling talcum powder also works to keep the insects at bay. Try to identify the entry point of the insects and seal them with cement.
Ø Do not let any cracks and gaps in walls, doors, and windows or in the foundation or baseboards to discourage them to come.
Ø Follow a regular cleaning process for your premises. Keep your home mopping and dusting on a daily basis. Take care of your washrooms and toilets. Do not let them stink. Kitchen platform and kitchen floor should be cleaned with floor cleaner to get rid of the cooking oil stains.
Ø After cleaning you can put Naphthalene balls in kitchen sinks and bathroom to avoid the bad odor. It is also suggestible to use Naphthalene balls in the wardrobe for your clothes, sheets, blankets, and bedding.
Ø Close all the wall voids including the cracks and crevices. Treat them with insecticide sprays when you find an alarming condition.
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