Silverfish

Silverfish - Pest Control Brisbane

Silverfish are a common pest in Australia.  Their destructive eating habits can cause frustration to persons who have a silverfish infestation problem.

Habitats

Silverfish can survive in most environments and climates.  They prefer dark and damp areas such as attics, basements, kitchens, wardrobes, closets, and bathrooms.  They are attracted to clothing and damp paper.

Where do they come from?

Individuals can unintentionally transport silverfish into their premises. This can be done through cardboard boxes, clothing, food, and just about any other food source that has been moved from a recently infested environment.

Moist, warm areas such as attics, basements and crawl spaces will attract silverfish.  They can enter homes and businesses through cracks, windows, door doors and non-obvious openings.

Book damage was done by a silverfish

What do they eat?

Their destructive feeding can lead to loss of property in households, warehouses, businesses and offices, industrial areas and just about anywhere there is a steady source of food and hiding places.

Silverfish feed on carbohydrates, sugars, and starches.  Shampoos, book glue, wallpapers and clothing are some of its favourite food sources.  They have been discovered in unopened food packages.

Dangers of silverfish

Silverfish do not spread disease, however, they can cause allergies in humans as well as pets and domesticated animals.

They can attract other pests such as carpet beetles and pest that feed on them.  they can create a favourable environment for other pests through their feeding habits, such as chewing through food containers.

In large numbers, they can cause considerable damage to stored files, books, clothing, food containers, wallpaper, and other essential items.


Silverfish are a common household pest in Australia.  They thrive in the warm, moist environment, and are treatable with the right pest control treatments.

Most of the time a domestic treatment application will not kill or deter these insects, so a more professional pest control solution is needed.  Pest controllers have experience in combating silverfish infestations and have effective treatments that are designed to eliminate and control the pest for a certain period of time.

Pest control specialists can identify the areas, contain the insect and give you complete peace of mind.  They have experience in locations, feeding habits and problems associated with pests in the home, business or industrial premises.

Further reading and source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverfish

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