About Silverfish in Phoenix
What Are Silverfish:
Silverfish look like centipedes but they do not bite – either way, we still want them gone.
Silverfish get their name from the insect’s silvery appearance and fish-like movements. Silverfish are also known as “bristle tails” because of their three long, bristle-like appendages on the rear end of their body. Silverfish are found throughout the U.S.
The easiest and quickest way to eliminate silverfish is to contact a pest control specialist. Pest Control One can look at your situation and come up with the most effective way to eliminate them from your home. As soon as you see a silverfish in your home it’s a good idea to contact pest control company for help as they’re difficult to control on your own.
Ideal Nesting Sites:
Shake roofs are excellent breeding sites for silverfish during the warmer months, as they have an abundance of moisture, cellulose, starch and dead insects. From there, they can easily gain entrance and move down through the insulation to enter a home.
Silverfish will hide in the day and forage at night. They will eat paper and glue which makes wallpaper a favorite along with other insects and because they like to eat paper they are oftentimes brought into a building by way of cardboard boxes and books or paper from an area that is already infested. They can live for weeks without food and water and most silverfish can live 2 to 8 years which means they can be in your home a long time.
Allergies and Disease:
For the most part, they’re just a pain to have around. They do not carry diseases, or cause allergies. If there’s a heavy infestation present it can cause damage to paper products like books, papers, clothing wallpaper and synthetic fibers. Because they are nocturnal and secretive, an infestation can get out of hand before you realize it.
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