Here in South Florida, we have plenty of bugs that might seem alien to anyone from other states. Our warm, tropical climate allows for a number of creepy crawlies to thrive — often times in our homes or businesses. Among the tropical pests that plague our properties, one of the most common is the silverfish. If you have found silverfish in your home or business, you have likely turned to the internet for a solution. Sure, there may be a number of resources that claim that they have a home remedy that will get rid of pests, but at Native Pest Management, we think that you should search “pest control West Palm Beach” or call us today to rid your home or business of silverfish.
What Are Silverfish?
Silverfish are small, nocturnal insects that thrive in South Florida homes and businesses. Silverfish are considered to be one of the most archaic insects and trust us when we say that you can tell by looking at them.
Appearance – Silverfish, aptly named for their silver color and “fish-like” appearance, are small, teardrop-shaped, insects that typically grow to be 12-19mm long. Silverfish can be best identified from other long and skinny insects by their three long bristles that protrude from their rear. If you see silverfish inside or near your south Florida home or business, it might be time to get in touch with your local silverfish exterminators at Native Pest Management to discuss Silverfish control.
Behavior & Diet – Silverfish can thrive in almost any climate, making every home or business at-risk of silverfish infestation. Being nocturnal, silverfish prefer dark and damp environments like attics, basements, and cabinets. But what brings them into your home or business in the first place? Like most pests, it might not be a surprise to hear that they are looking for food. Silverfish eat carbohydrates like sugars and starches, meaning that they primarily seek food sources like cellulose, glue in books, linens, shampoos, and pretty much anything else that you have in your home. Before you end up with a silverfish infestation, get in touch with us at Native Pest Management to discuss preventative silverfish control.
Signs Of A Silverfish Infestation
While we hate to say it, the best indicator of a silverfish infestation is to actually see one (or more). Typically when people see silverfish it happens in the bathroom or kitchen, as they seek dark and damp places to live in and feed in. One of the less-common indicators of a silverfish infestation is the presence of their feces. Silverfish feces most often appears to look like small amounts of spilled pepper, making it harder to identify an infestation in this way.
Treating A Silverfish Infestation
Like most pest infestations, it is most common for the homeowner or business owner to initially try to exterminate the silverfish themselves. Some people claim that silverfish control is as easy as using home remedies like cucumber peelings, cloves, water and flour, cinnamon, and other natural home remedies, but here at Native Pest Management, we believe that silverfish control is not easy, but should instead be addressed with a comprehensive pest management plan.
Why should a comprehensive pest control services plan be used to treat your South Florida home or business for silverfish? At Native Pest Management, we don’t just believe in silverfish extermination, but we also believe in silverfish prevention. If you believe yourself to have a silverfish infestation, let our team of pest removal specialists create, and execute, an integrative pest management plan specifically tailored for your home or business.
At Native Pest Management we serve the entire greater Palm Beach County area including West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, and Boca Raton. If you are in need of silverfish control or silverfish extermination, be sure to contact us at Native Pest Management today and ask for a free estimate!