Although silverfish are a common household pest, they are not a household name. This particular type of pest is extremely sneaky, very quick and most active at night, so it is no wonder that they go unnoticed for long periods. Despite their size, silverfish are some of the most destructive pests around. Put a stop to these creepy-crawlers eating you out of house and home with our Coquitlam silverfish removal.
When seen firsthand, silverfish can be identified by their tails, tear-drop body shape and long antennae. These insects are so named because of the silver sheen of their bodies and the slithering motion that propels them forward. Even more interesting than their appearance is the diet and habits of these critters.
Diet: One of the reasons that silverfish are such versatile creatures is their broad diet. Instead of sitting around the dinner table waiting for steak and potatoes, pests can make due with just about anything. Crumbs around kitchen floors and counters are a feast for bugs, but when things get tough – anything with an organic base will do. This means that paper, book binding, natural adhesives, cardboard and other cellulose-based materials are all acceptable food sources! With every day that passes by, there is more and more damage occurring around your space. While some of these items cannot be replaced, others (like peeling wallpaper or disintegrating paper products) require time and money to get back to speed.
Habits: Silverfish are most active at night and tend to stick to the shadows of dark, damp and high humidity areas. Bathrooms and low-traffic areas such as closets, cupboards, crawlspaces and attics are hot spots for activity. These areas are also where you can most expect to find eggs and adolescent silverfish hiding out in cracks and crevices of flooring, along baseboards and similar areas. Eliminating adults insects but leaving eggs behind is an exercise in futility, as infestations will pick back up quickly.
The only way to properly get rid of silverfish is to treat the pests at every stage of their life cycle. Basic treatment methods like boric acid or diatomaceous earth might deter or repel silverfish from a certain area but this is not enough to chase them out completely. While silverfish traps can be found in most hardware stores, they are not effective at reaching those eggs that are tucked away in tough to reach places. The experts at Toodaloo use speciality tools to reach these areas directly, having the most direct impact with the least amount of affected area.
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.