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Silverfish aren’t harmful to humans, but they are harmful to your belongings. Silverfish will find warm, damp spaces inside your Glen Ellyn Area 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 Glen Ellyn Area home, call an experienced silverfish exterminator based near you. Fox Pest Control is here to help eliminate silverfish in your home.

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On This Page: Signs of an Infestation, What To Know About Silverfish in Glen Ellyn Area, Helpful Prevention Tips, How Do I Get Rid Of Silverfish?, Silverfish Exterminator FAQ

Signs of a Silverfish Infestation

You might already know you have a silverfish infestation, but here are a couple of the most common signs silverfish exterminators look for in Glen Ellyn Area.

Sightings

You want to get rid of silverfish in your Glen Ellyn Area 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.

Damage

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.

Things You Need to Know About Silverfish

  • Silverfish get their name from the silver coating on their exoskeleton. This coating gives them a metallic look when they wriggle around on their six legs. 
  • Their movement looks somewhat similar to a fish swimming around in the water.
  • Unlike other pests like spiders and scorpions, silverfish won’t harm you.
  • However, they can eat just about anything in your house. Silverfish have been known to eat anything we eat as humans.
  • They will also eat plant-based items like wallpaper, books, cotton, and wall studs if they find their way inside your home.
  • If silverfish get inside your Glen Ellyn Area home, it’s likely because the soil outside your house became dry. When this happens, they will travel toward wet spots inside the home for moisture. 

Helpful Silverfish Prevention Tips:

  • Seal common entry points.
  • Reduce moisture in and around the home. 
  • Clean up before and after meals.
  • Reduce hiding places by cleaning around kitchen appliances and other potential hiding places.
  • Clean up the yard: including branches, leaves, and woodpiles, especially those near your home.

How Do I Get Rid of Silverfish Near Glen Ellyn Area, IL?

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Think you have a silverfish problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (331) 642-8744 or email us for a free quote.

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We’ll schedule same day* silverfish control service with one of our certified technicians.

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Your technician will conduct a thorough silverfish inspection of your home/property and provide a customized silverfish treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain silverfish free.

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Fox Pest Control provides silverfish control services in Glen Ellyn Area, IL and the surrounding areas, including:

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Silverfish Exterminator FAQ

How do I get rid of silverfish?

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.

Why do I have silverfish in my house?

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. 

Are silverfish dangerous?

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 Glen Ellyn Area house, they can eat the walls, an old chess set, or even the carpet.

What are silverfish?

Silverfish are wingless insects with six legs, two antennae, and three antennae-like structures on their abdomen that look like three tails.

What do silverfish eat? What makes silverfish a pest?

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 Glen Ellyn Area homeowners.

Silverfish can eat “people food” as well as wallpaper, books, wall studs, and anything made of cotton or natural fabrics

Are silverfish beneficial to the environment?

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 Glen Ellyn Area home silverfish are beneficial, inside your home and structures, they can be dirty and destructive

Where do silverfish get their name?

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. 

Are silverfish silver? Are silverfish related to fish?

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 Glen Ellyn Area, IL 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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