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Silverfish suck – there is no doubt about it. These creepy crawlers are present in most homes and businesses across Canada but often fly under the radar. Unlike other pest problems, silverfish infestations are relatively low key, right up until you start noticing damage. Owning property in British Columbia is an investment and these pests are eating you out of house and home. If you are ready to close down the buffet and kick these critters to the curb, all it takes is one call to Toodaloo! Professional Coquitlam Silverfish removal help ditch infestations and keep properties in the area pest-free.
Although Silverfish are a common household pest, they are not a household name. Much like other destructive pests such as carpenter ants, silverfish are extremely sneaky and very quick. Taking these factors and adding in that silverfish are nocturnal, it is no wonder that they go unnoticed over long periods. Despite their size, these are some of the most destructive pests around and that is what makes proper pest control services so important. In order to really get rid of these uninvited insects, it is important to not only clear out adult insects but to identify attractants and to get rid of hidden eggs and adolescent bugs.
When seeing them firsthand, silverfish can be identified by their tails, tear-drop shaped bodies and long antennae. The name “silverfish” comes from both the silver sheen of their bodies and for the slithering motion that they use to propel themselves forward. On paper, these insects sound more like something out of a sci-fi horror film and it is not far off! As ugly as these pests might be, their habits and diets are even scarier.
Diet: Part of what makes silverfish such a versatile creature is their broad diet. Instead of sitting around a dinner table, waiting to be served, these insects can make do with just about anything. Crumbs are, of course, a favourite food group but anything organic works. This means that everything from paper, book bindings, pet food, natural adhesives, cardboard boxes and other cellulose-based items are all acceptable food sources. More than having bites taken out of your possessions, every day that goes by means a greater chance for damage. Sure, most of these items can be easily repaired or replaced, others like peeling wallpaper or disintegrating paper products require time and money to get up to speed.
Habits: Silverfish are most active at night and tend to stick to the shadows of damp and humid areas. Bathrooms, kitchens and low-traffic areas such as closets, cupboards, crawlspaces and attics are hot spots for activity. These areas are the most likely to house eggs and larvae, tucked into the cracks and crevices of flooring, along baseboards and similar areas.
The only way to treat and infestation is treating pests at every stage of their life cycle. Basic treatment methods like boric acid, diatomaceous earth or even essential oils might tackle or deter adult insects but it is not enough to prevent silverfish from coming back. While basic traps and baits can be found at just about any hardware store, only reputable pest control companies can offer guarantees.
The experts at Toodaloo use specialty tools to pinpoint high traffic areas that are then treated for pests. Creating a plan to decrease moisture in high humidity areas will also go a long way to keep the beasts at bay. Instead of introducing harsh chemicals into your living space, our pest specialists work with environmentally friendly agents, keeping clients safe while still getting results. Ditch the subpar traps and call in the pros for safe and efficient silverfish control.
Our Toodaloo technicians are fully trained in various methods of pest removal and extermination, capable of handling any job, of any size, professionally and efficiently. Unlike some other pest control companies our removal solutions are environmentally friendly so you know that there are no harmful chemicals being sprayed throughout your home.