Silverfish aren’t harmful to humans, but they are harmful to your belongings. Silverfish will find warm, damp spaces inside your Southeastern MA home such as basements and crawl spaces. Once inside they will eat starchy materials such as grains, fibers, and fabrics. They will eat stored cereal, the glue from book bindings, silk, and other textiles.
While silverfish can sometimes be mistaken for earwigs or centipedes, they get their name from their shiny silver color and can be identified by the 3 prong antennae on their backside – earwigs only have 2 prongs and are mostly brown. Once in a home, silverfish can be hard to get rid of and they can multiply quickly. If you have an infestation in your Southeastern MA home, call an experienced silverfish exterminator based near you. Fox Pest Control, your local Southeastern MA pest control company, is here to help eliminate silverfish in your home.
You might already know you have a silverfish infestation, but here are a couple of the most common signs silverfish exterminators look for in Southeastern MA.
You want to get rid of silverfish in your Southeastern MA home because they can come into your home through openings around windows, cracks, and crevices in your foundation, or they can even fall out of light fixtures when they infiltrate attics or roofs.
You’ll know you have a silverfish infestation when you start to see chewed-on books, wooden chess sets, wallpaper, or natural fibers in clothing like cotton. These can appear as holes, wormlike trails, or chew marks.
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Silverfish are extremely difficult to remove without professional help because they are capable of eating virtually everything. Vacuuming can help scare them out of the open and back into hiding, but ultimately, you’ll want a silverfish extermination solution that can help you feel safe and comfortable in your own home. Call Fox Pest Control today to reclaim your home from these pests.
Most likely, the silverfish came from the soil around your house. Maybe the soil near the house dried out, so they made their way toward a wet spot inside the home to keep from drying out.
You want to get rid of silverfish because although silverfish don’t bite, they can contaminate your food, and they can certainly be a big nuisance. Once they get inside your Southeastern MA house, they can eat the walls, an old chess set, or even the carpet.
Silverfish are wingless insects with six legs, two antennae, and three antennae-like structures on their abdomen that look like three tails.
Silverfish treatment is important because they can eat almost anything. This destructive ability is one of the things that make this bug a pest for Southeastern MA homeowners.
Silverfish can eat “people food” as well as wallpaper, books, wall studs, and anything made of cotton or natural fabrics
Actually, yes, they are — when they aren’t eating your books, clothes, or walls. These little silvery guys are like the garbage cleanup crew of the world. Since they can eat living or decaying material, they help clean up rotting things, from a dead animal to a fallen tree. Outside your Southeastern MA home silverfish are beneficial, inside your home and structures, they can be dirty and destructive
Silverfish get their name from having a silvery coating on their scale-like exoskeleton. They also have a quick, fishlike wiggle in the way they move.
Silverfish have a silvery coating on their scale-like exoskeleton, but they aren’t actually silver, and they’re not related to fish at all.
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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Southeastern MA home or business between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
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