Silverfish Extermination in Temecula, Wildomar, Menifee, Murrieta, & Lake Elsinore
Silverfish can be a nuisance for homeowners, but there are several methods to get rid of them. Our exterminators at Main Sail Pest Control are ready to help you kill your silverfish issue today! Read our reviews to learn more about how we can help.
How Can You Get Rid of Silverfish?
Let's start with home remedies:
- Reduce humidity: Silverfish thrive in damp environments, so reducing moisture levels in your home can help deter them. Use dehumidifiers in areas prone to moisture, such as basements, bathrooms, and kitchens.
- Ventilation: Ensure proper ventilation in your home to promote air circulation and reduce humidity. Use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens, and open windows regularly to allow fresh air in.
- Seal cracks and crevices: Silverfish can enter your home through tiny openings. Seal any cracks or gaps in walls, floors, and baseboards to prevent their entry points.
- Eliminate food sources: Silverfish feed on starchy substances like paper, glue, and food particles. Store pantry items in airtight containers, clean up spills promptly, and keep your home clutter-free to reduce potential food sources.
- Diatomaceous earth: Sprinkle food-grade diatomaceous earth in areas where silverfish are commonly found. This substance is abrasive to their exoskeleton and dehydrates them, ultimately leading to their demise. Be cautious and follow safety instructions when using diatomaceous earth.
- Cedar shavings: Place cedar shavings or sachets in closets, drawers, and other silverfish-prone areas. The strong scent of cedar is known to repel these pests.
- Essential oils: Some essential oils, such as lavender, citrus, and cinnamon, are believed to repel silverfish. Dilute a few drops in water and spray the solution in areas where silverfish are present.
If home remedies don't provide sufficient control, you may consider professional silverfish extermination. Main Sail Pest Control offers a regular maintenance program that keeps the silverfish away. With a regular recurring service you will have ultimate protection against silverfish. The initial silverfish removal service will exterminate the silverfish problem.
The recurring treatments will help keep this pesky pest away. It is recommended to continue your silverfish removal service to keep these pests away for good. Here's an overview of the process:
- Inspection: Our professional exterminators will conduct a thorough inspection of your home to identify the extent of the silverfish infestation and locate their hiding spots.
- Treatment plan: Based on the inspection findings, our exterminators will create a customized treatment plan. They may use a combination of chemical and non-chemical methods to effectively eliminate silverfish.
- Insecticides: Our exterminators may use insecticides with residual effects to treat areas where silverfish are present. These may include cracks, crevices, baseboards, and other hiding places. It's important to follow the instructions provided by the exterminator and take necessary precautions.
- Dust application: Insecticidal dusts can be applied to voids and other inaccessible areas where silverfish are likely to hide. This helps target the pests in their hiding places.
- Follow-up visits: Depending on the severity of the infestation, our exterminators may schedule follow-up visits to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment. They will also provide recommendations to prevent future silverfish problems.
What Do Silverfish Look Like?
Silverfish are most easily identified by their unique color. Their bodies have a light grey or blueish color that has a silver, almost pearlescent appearance as they move across the floor. They have a long, lean, flat body that ranges from a ½ inch to 1 inch long.
Where Do Silverfish Come From?
Silverfish come from the outside of your house or they can be brought into your home through boxes or other containers that have been stored in an infested area.
Silverfish like warm, moist places so they primarily live inside your walls, but are most often spotted in bathrooms or attics when they come out in search of food and water. Silverfish are active all year long and are nocturnal, so they are more likely to be seen at night.
How Do Silverfish Get in Your House?
They are small scaly insects, they are flattened from top to bottom, and are able to gain entry into structures through tiny cracks.
How Do You Know if You Have Silverfish in Your Home?
Evidence that you may have silverfish in your home or office will be black fecal matter that often times looks like pepper. This fecal matter will be left anywhere silverfish are present.
Other evidence of the presence of silverfish will be damage they make in wood and other materials. You will see the holes they make using their mouth parts.
If you have silverfish in your home and you are searching for the best solution to exterminate them, call the team at Main Sail Pest Control at (951) 801-2969 or send us a message online for a free inspection!
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Main Sail Pest Control offers excellent service that is always guaranteed to work to control your silverfish situation. We'll come to do a free, on site, no obligation inspection.
After assessing the silverfish concern, we will inform you of the best option. If the service quote is agreed upon, we will be prepared and ready to start the service immediately.
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