Get Rid of Siverfish

Our pest controllers on the Sunshine Coast can help you get rid of silver fish and other unwanted insects, fast. Book an appointment now.

Silverfish, also called fishmoth, is a small, wingless insect. Its common name derives from the animal’s silvery light grey and blue color, combined with the fish-like appearance of its movements, while the scientific name (Lepisma saccharina) indicates the silverfish’s diet of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches.

We can get rid of silverfish and other insect pests in your home, using safe treatments that last.

Silverfish are wingless teardrop-shaped insects that are generally soft bodied. They are flattened from top to bottom, elongated and oval in shape, have three long tail-like projections at the end of the abdomen, and two long antennae. Silverfish measure 1/2 to 3/4 inches in length and grow from egg to adult without visible change in appearance. They are white to brown-grey or bluish-silver in color with a metallic shine because their bodies are covered with fine scales. Silverfish are nocturnal and move very quickly. They are secretive, and the severity of an infestation may go unnoticed for long periods of time, allowing for exponential growth. Silverfish also reproduce quickly.

Let Rugs ‘n’ Rats eradicate any Silverfish around you home and insure they’re gone from your premises.

Silverfish Control Tips

Our Sunshine Coast pest controllers can help you get rid of silverfish. Some ways to limit their presence include the following :

  • Set silverfish traps
  • Sprinkle diamotaceous earth in cabinets and other dark areas
  • Use a chemical spray containing liquid pyrethrin
  • Sprinkle cedar shavings where they live
  • Use spice sachets in your kitchen cabinets
  • Use a citrus or lavender spray
  • Dehumidify your home
  • Caulk all cracks and crevices where they could lay eggs
  • Remove food sources from your house
  • Regularly vacuum your house

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