What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Silverfish In My Tucson Home?

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Although Tucson offers many great attractions, one of the lesser-known and unfortunate area attractions is the attraction your home has for silverfish. Silverfish are common pests in the Tucson area, and they are an increasing sight in area homes. Due to their appearance, a silverfish infestation can cause great concern among homeowners. Homeowners may struggle to understand how silverfish got there, what they are doing once they get inside, and what to do about them. 

Don’t stress about silverfish. Conquistador Pest & Termite stands ready to help you. Call us today for all of your Tucson pest control needs. 

What Are Silverfish?

What are silverfish, exactly? Silverfish are small, scaled insects with long antennae on their head, and what looks like long antennae on their tail. They are dark-colored and covered in scales that have a reflective surface like the scales on a fish. They do not fly, but they are definitely fast runners when disturbed. Silverfish are moisture dependent, and tend to congregate in moist, damp, or humid areas. Although they are small insects, they can live up to eight years, and they can survive up to a year without eating. They love to eat paper products and cloth, but are perfectly willing to get into any and all food sources that you might have available to them. 

Conquistador Pest & Termite knows what silverfish are, and how to treat them. Contact us today if silverfish are in your home, and you want them out.

Are Silverfish Dangerous?

Do silverfish bite? Thankfully, they do not bite humans. They are not known to be venomous, either. Silverfish do pose risks in a home, however. Silverfish love to get into food stores and they like to chew on paper, especially paper stored in bookshelves, drawers, boxes, and filing cabinets. They also like to chew on cloth. Silverfish can cause a lot of damage when they infest your home because they like to nibble on a little bit of almost everything.

Is the presence of silverfish in your home gnawing at your peace of mind? Worry no more. Conquistador Pest & Termite is here to help you. Contact us today to send silverfish on their way.

How Do Silverfish Find Their Way Into Homes?

Silverfish are experts at getting through small spaces. They are flat, narrow, and flexible, and can use their antenna to explore openings. They are naturally curious, and will use any openings on the outside of a house to go inside and explore. Once inside, if they find your place to their liking — and they always do — they will stay. Due to the fact that they are so good at hiding, and so eager to nibble on everything, silverfish infestations can escape attention for a long time. They can cause a lot of damage without being noticed.

Conquistador Pest & Termite knows how to keep silverfish away. If you have discovered a silverfish infestation in your home, contact us today to get the problem eliminated.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Silverfish?

Here are some tips to prevent and get rid of silverfish:

  • Carefully seal the outside of your home. Silverfish will exploit all entry opportunities.
  • Keep all inside food sealed tightly. Silverfish will promptly get into any open food.
  • Keep clutter minimized. The more silverfish hiding places, the happier the silverfish. 
  • Vacuum frequently. This picks up food crumbs and discourages silverfish.
  • Eliminate moisture. Fix any leaks and drips. Silverfish love watering holes!
  • Use a dehumidifier. Silverfish love humid environments, but not dry ones.

Most importantly, secure quality, professional home pest control. Silverfish are very adaptable insects, with a diverse appetite and a knack for hiding. Do not try to fight them on your own. Rather, get the professionals to help you. 

Conquistador Pest & Termite can partner with you. With four generations of locally owned expertise, our overlapping inspection and treatment methods can get silverfish out of your house and keep them out.

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