If you suddenly find yourself dealing with an abundance of Silverfish, Zero Termite and Pest are able to help in the prevention and eradication of silverfish on the Sunshine Coast.
Silverfish are capable of surviving in most climates but they do love dark, damp places like basements, kitchens, bathrooms garages and sheds. Paper and damp clothing are like manna from heaven for the silverfish and you can almost always find them setting up home in any boxes you have stored in your shed or garage. White to brown grey or silver in colour and up to 12-19mm in length silverfish are nocturnal, fast moving pests. They may have infested your wardrobes and begun the process of destroying clothes long before you even realise that you have an infestation. These pests reproduce very quickly.
Silverfish feed on carbohydrates such as sugars, starches, glue in books, linen and paper. Whilst they are harmless to people, they certainly are very unpleasant house guests. Zero Termite and Pest can advise you on what to look for and where they are most likely to be lurking. As our weather here on the Sunshine Coast can become quite humid our homes can provide a perfect breeding ground for these pests. We offer a number of eradication solutions dependant on your home environment and the size of the infestation.
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Once Zero Termite and Pest have successfully eradicated a silverfish infestation we will then advise you on how to take steps to prevent their return. It may be that your home will require some caulking of particular cracks and crevices or that a dehumidifier be installed if your home is particularly humid. Some steps that you can take yourself for prevention may include storing any cardboard boxes on shelves rather than on floors where they may become damp, keeping food supplies in sealed storage containers rather than cardboard packaging, storing old or off season clothing in plastic bags to keep the silverfish out.
If you have an older or renovator home with wallpaper, it may be time to consider redecorating by removing the wallpaper and painting instead.
Call Zero Termite and Pest, Sunshine Coast, now to discuss your silverfish infestation or prevention program.