The name silverfish is very deceiving because, aside from the fact that they are sometimes silver, they don’t look like fish at all, but miniaturized lobsters. But lobsters aren’t too bad, are they? They make for some great dinners! However delicious their look-a-like sea crustacean cousins are, these tiny insects are simply disgusting!
Silverfish love starches and sugars. They live in damp, dark areas, such as attics, basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. You can often find munching on glue, shampoo, cellulose, wallpaper, linen, and silk. Even though they can’t read, you can find them devouring your favorite novel as well. They love temperatures between 70-80 degrees so your home is the perfect climate to let them live out their days. But you don’t want that, do you?
Destruction In Their Wake
Silverfish are renowned for their destructive eating habits. Your beautiful library could be reduced to dust in a fierce infestation; and your attic full of vintage clothing and silk stockings? Full of holes. While they can survive in any environment, they adore places with a higher level of humidity. Some people use cinnamon to repel silverfish, but it does not kill their eggs. Calling a certified pest control specialist is your best bet for permanent silverfish removal!
Get Rid Of Them!
Centipedes, earwigs, and spiders love to eat silverfish. So by keeping around one bug population, you could in turn be inviting other bugs into your home. It’s important to eliminate the food source of all the other insects and most often, that begins with silverfish. Call Rove Pest Control today. We will make sure you’re the only ones eating the carbs in your home!