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Silver Fish Control

The Pest Guys Silverfish control starts with a thorough inspection of a building, involving moving and opening of stored items in cupboards to disturb silverfish activity. Given their ability to harbour in almost any areas of a building silverfish control is a bit more complex than other pests.

A combination of surface sprays, space sprays (gassing) and application of dusts to appropriate voids provide good control of Silverfish in Perth homes and buildings. Preparation of the home prior to our arrival will play an important role in ensuring a successful treatment, The Pest Guys team will run through this when making a booking.

Book online today, or for more information about our silverfish treatment and silverfish control services in Perth please call 08 6201 2013

Silverfish are wingless insects that have flattened, slender, scale covered bodies most have a silvery appearance and because the body tapers to the rear they are often said to have a fish like appearance. Silverfish are agile and fast running insects that generally shun light and are nocturnal by nature, they are usually found in dark undisturbed places. Interestingly their inability to climb smooth surfaces means we often find them trapped in baths and basins.

Within buildings Silverfish may be found almost anywhere. While frequently found in roof cavities they are also often found in wall cavities and subfloor regions of a building but can be found in almost any areas of a building such as book cases, storage rooms, closets etc. Silverfish will generally feed on any material containing starch and proteins, damage to goods such as fabrics, cottons, linens, paper, books, carpets, photos, wallpaper etc.

A female Silverfish will lay her eggs singly or in small batches, and usually hatch in 2 – 8 weeks. The hatchlings closely resemble the adult form, they are generally sexually mature after 3 – 4 months and have an expected life span of up to 4 years where by they go through several outer shell moults during this time.