Problems You Might Get from Silverfish Infestations

Silverfish are wingless insects with slim body shapes that sway forward and backward while running across bathroom and kitchen floors. For the most part, silverfish have a grey/silver skin colour and have 3 long bristles on the back and 2 bigger antennae on the front. Silverfish may resemble regular fish because of the way they look and move, but the resemblance does not have any scientific merit. Capable of thriving in most climates, silverfish love the darkness and dampness that are normally found in carports, storage rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. They have been found in unopened food packages


Other than being a nuisance in your home, silverfish has destructive feeding propensities. They can cause extensive issues by damaging valuable items such as books, photographs, paintings, and other household items that contain starch. Silverfish feed on carbohydrates, particularly sugars and starches. This nocturnal and discreet nuisance can cause an infestation to go unnoticed for an extensive stretch of time until significant damages have been done.


Homeowners often transport silverfish indoors unknowingly. If you recently stored cardboard boxes and plastic container around the infested areas in your home–this can allow the pests to spread.  In small numbers, silverfish insects do not generally cause a problem, but a large infestation can prompt a serious issue.


Silverfish may cause allergies because  they often present a mild risk to people and property. Even though they do not transmit disease, but the pests may trigger allergies in certain individuals. Silverfish may also attract other pests.Sometimes, their presence draws in carpet beetles and causes unease because of their weird appearance. Additionally, they may cause damage to personal item. While inside, silverfish would crave to eat grains and chew huge holes into clothing, upholstery, or even paper.


It cannot  be stressed enough that silverfish love the humidity. To counteract silverfish infestations,  you can wipe out or eliminate sources of excessive moisture in spots like defective pipes and areas of condensation. The use of a dehumidifier will help reduce moisture content in the air that is fundamental to silverfish survival. Silverfish can not get by inside buildings with relatively  low level of humidity. You should also reduce cluttter and food sources. Regularly vacuum cracks and crevices around the home with a narrow tip. Eliminate easily accessible food sources like starches, cereals, and pet foods by putting pantry food inside tight containers to diminish food sources. They eat a wide variety of foods that have carbohydrates and proteins.


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