Silverfish Removal in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Silverfish are small and relatively harmless. They are not known to bite or spread diseases, but can cause damage to clothing, upholstery, and paper products. They can also trigger allergies for some people and they reproduce quickly. If you spot silverfish in your home, contact Resolve Pest Control immediately for silverfish removal services.
What do Silverfish Look Like?
Silverfish are teardrop-shaped insects that are white, brownish-grey, or bluish-silver with three long bristles sticking out the back. They do not fly, but can move quickly, with movements that resemble a swimming fish. They are nocturnal and may go unnoticed for a long time if undisturbed.
Where Do They Hide?
The humid climate in Baton Rouge is ideal for silverfish, but they can survive anywhere. They are drawn to dark, damp areas, and are usually found in storage boxes in garages, basements, attics, and sheds. You can also find them in areas of the house near water, such as sinks, bathtubs, showers, and pipes. Having them found in these critical areas of your home makes silverfish removal essential.
What Attracts Silverfish?
Silverfish eat starchy substances like paper, glue, cardboard, and wet clothes. The bindings of books are enticing to them and they often destroy wallpaper and fabric on furniture. They also eat dead bugs and shampoo, and have been found in food packages. Leaving dirty dishes or food out can attract silverfish, as well as food stored in dark and humid places. Careful and consistent cleaning can help prevent them from making themselves at home. It is also wise to store food in airtight containers in cool, dry places.
How Did They Get In?
It’s possible for silverfish to hitch a ride into your home on boxes that have been stored in infested areas. If you are moving and anything has been wet or damp for a while, be sure to check those items before bringing them inside. They can also enter your home through cracks and gaps under doors, in the foundation, or through torn screens.
Silverfish removal should be handled by an expert pest control technician. Resolve Pest Control can send someone to your home who is trained to identify and eliminate them. We are familiar with their habits and know what chemicals will be most effective against them, without harming your family or pets.
Contact Resolve Pest Control today for silverfish removal and other insect intruders. We can treat current infestations or help you put together a plan to prevent future pest problems. We are committed to providing excellent service and will re-treat your home for free if the problem persists after our visit. Find out more about the services we offer and check out our current promotion!