Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night to get a snack or to use the restroom, turned on the light and seen little silver, skittering bugs looking like tiny wiggling nymphs looking for any way to hide from the bright light? Then you, like many Floridians, have dealt with the scourge known as the silverfish.
These little beasts are found all across the United States, and they are fond of feeding on a wide variety of household items. Clothing, paper, insulation, the list of what these little pests find edible and nutritious is lengthy and easily found in your home, garage, or storage area in readily available and large amounts. You can do your best to eradicate them by trying to starve them, but they can live up to a year without food, so it’s probably best to find another way to finish them off.
Silverfish are primarily nocturnal, avoiding the bright light as much as possible. They also prefer damp, moist areas to make their presence known, so places like decks, garages and sheds give them ample breeding grounds and places to call home.
There are things you can do at home to help defend against silverfish. Keeping pantries and counters clean and free of food debris can help, as can managing the humidity levels in your home with the help of a dehumidifier. Ultimately, your best bet against silverfish is to call in the professionals. Brandon Pest Control has skilled technicians waiting to come to you to defend your home and property with top quality pest control products and service that is second to none. Contact Brandon today to set up an appointment for a free consultation and start protecting your home with Brandon Pest Control. Silverfish don’t stand a chance: If you’ve got ‘em, Brandon gets ‘em!