More than just a nuisance in homes, Silverfish are known for their destructive feeding habits and can cause a serious problem in large numbers – damaging books, photographs, paintings, plaster and other household items containing starch or cellulose.

Silverfish survive in most environments, but thrive in conditions of high humidity and can often be found in dark, damp areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, garages and closets.

The silverfish is so named due to their silvery-blue colour, tiny scales and wiggling movement that resembles a fish. They are small wingless insects. Silverfish are nocturnal. Silverfish eat glue, book bindings, paper, photos, sugar, coffee, hair, carpet, clothing and dandruff. Silverfish can also cause damage to tapestries. Other substances that may be eaten include cotton, linen, silk and synthetic fibres.

Silverfish control in your business

In small numbers silverfish are not really a problem and you can easily get rid of them, but a large infestation can be a serious issue for your business.

Our expert technicians will visit your business and come up with a tailored solution that best suits your situation, free of charge.

Once you’re happy with the recommendation and the price, we will put the plan into action.

A schedule of regular visits will prevent pest infestation problems, such as silverfish, recurring.

How to identify silverfish

  •      Silverfish eggs are commonly hidden in tiny cracks or crevices, making them extremely difficult to locate.
  •      Silverfish prefer warm, humid places such as bathrooms and kitchens and are especially attracted to paper and damp clothing.
  •      Feed on carbohydrates, especially sugars and starches.

Do you think you have silverfish?

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Silverfish treatment

A silverfish infestation requires treatment of both adult silverfish and their harbourage.

Our licensed technicians will be able to assess the situation and advise on the most effective treatments to manage the infestation in your home or business.

How to get rid of silverfish

Silverfish require damp and humid conditions and thrive in kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms and other dark, isolated areas. Fixing leaks in pipe work, improving ventilation and using dehumidifiers can help discourage silverfish.

Silverfish feed on starch, cellulose and sugar. They can be found in a variety of common items in households and businesses such as books, wallpaper, paintings, fabrics, carpets, coffee, sugar, pasta and other food debris.

Deny silverfish their food source by keeping dust and debris to a minimum, vacuum rarely disturbed areas in the home and store food in containers with tightly sealed lids.

Home to do-it-yourself products such as sprays can help control silverfish populations but large or repeated infestations will require professional treatment. Frontline Pest Management offers experienced technicians and expert, targeted solutions catered to your needs.