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Pest Control Sydney Silver Fish

If you have an issue with silverfish,  contact ABC Pest Control for a quick and effective silverfish removal in Sydney. You may also check out our competitive packages.

Silverfish are silver, creepy, fast moving and resemble the movement of a fish. Unfortunately, under the right conditions, they will ruin your books and chew up materials to obtain food.

Silverfish are, generally, considered a household pest. These shy insects cause damage by eating up materials that contain carbohydrates. Thus, they eat foods such as cereals and sugar, book bindings, wallpaper, and clothes because these contain starch.

This problem can be easily eliminated by contacting the pest control experts! Hence, do not allow further damage by calling us today.

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Silverfish Removal – Description of Silverfish

Silverfish are generally 1 – 2 cm in length. Their body colour ranges from grey, metallic silver to brown.

These insects have no wings. Their bodies are flattened, long, oval shape and covered with fine scales. Moreover, they also have two long antennae and 3 tail-like projections. (Refer to the diagram, left) .

Silverfish Removal Sydney- The Behaviour of Silverfish

Silverfish prefer dark areas and are most active at night. So, they may be found in kitchen cupboards, bathtubs, bathroom sinks, garage, office, and crevices of floor tiles, under fridges. Moreover, they can also be in wardrobes, under the bed, piles of newspaper and attics.

However, their ideal environment would be a bookshelf! This way the silverfish can feed on the glue in the bookbinding and live in the pages of the book.

Apparently, they love tight spaces. In addition, silverfish like the warm and moist environment.

Silverfish are also chewing insects. They, generally, eat anything! Silverfish diet also includes vegetables, hair, dandruff, photos, linen, cotton, silk, moulds, glue to obtain starch; own molt and other insects.

Infested materials will have irregular patches eaten off by these insects. Once they found a good food source, they may become difficult to get rid.

Fortunately, pest experts now have an effective way to remove them from your home. Thus, do not hesitate and call an exterminator!

silverfish may live up to 5 years or more. In fact, the lifecycle of a silverfish involves the laying of eggs and the hatching of nymphs. Then, the nymphs resemble the adults but have no scales.

They continue to molt multiple times to reach the adult stage. Moreover, the adults continue to molt after mating. This is a very rare function of an insect!

Silverfish Removal and Prevention Sydney

If the conditions are cold and dry, the silverfish cannot reproduce. In addition, there are simple strategies to manage silverfish which are the following:

  • thorough and regular cleaning
  • regular checking of areas that would attract silverfish
  • reduce moisture in your home that encourages silverfish
  • eliminate any cracks or crevices
  • store paper materials and food in airtight containers
  • use vacuum cleaner
  • regular inspections from your pest control Sydney professional

The presence of silverfish indicates poor hygiene and damp environment.
Hence, to keep your home silverfish free and for peace of mind, clean up and call a pest control Sydney expert today.

ABC Pest Control provides an effective silverfish removal in Sydney.