Navigating Covid-19: In order to keep homes safe throughout this period, Toodaloo Pest Control will remain open, servicing our communities with updated safety protocols, according to new government standards. Toodaloo technicians are committed to eliminating health hazards posed by pests during this time.March 26, 2020
All across Canada, silverfish populations are running rampant, often without homeowners even knowing! Silverfish are nocturnal, quick and destructive. Even if you do catch sight of one of these creepy crawlers, catching it is out of the question. Instead of letting these critters eat you out of house and home, call Toodaloo for our Surrey silverfish removal services. Proper pest control agencies are able to handle infestations at any stage, getting rid of your bugs and protecting your property.
Picking up on the presence of these pests is tough! If you aren’t a night owl, it is possible to go years (yes, years!) without realizing that you have been bunking with bugs. These insects are most active at night, hiding out during the day and staying hidden over long periods. Surrey, along with the rest of Metro Vancouver, is known for its damp climate. Excess moisture and high humidity make this area the perfect place for pests to call home. Damp basements, crawl spaces and high humidity areas like bathrooms are known to be high-traffic areas for these slithering insects.
When looking to get rid of silverfish problems, it is important to consider two things: their food sources and where they lay their eggs.
What They Eat: Part of what makes silverfish so destructive is their diet. Instead of relying on crumbs like other insects, these pests can survive off of anything that is cellulose-based or organic. This diet includes crumbs, paper, textiles, cardboard boxes and natural adhesives. Depending on the type of property you are working with, these meal plans mean some homes are more at risk than others. The only way of protecting your home is to call in professional pest control services.
Where They Lay Their Eggs: An average silverfish treatment is designed to manage adult populations, but there is not much point in eliminating adults only to have them replaced by hatching eggs. In order to protect their populations, eggs are planted in low-traffic, hard to reach areas such as along baseboards and doorframes, as well as in the gaps of flooring.
One of the most common spaces to find these bugs is on bookshelves. Between aging pages and binding adhesives, a single book can sustain a silverfish for years. This might be an ideal situation for them but it can be agony for personal collections or libraries. Another sure-fire sign that you’ve got pests is peeling wallpaper. Most wallpaper glues are edible for insects. As these bugs munch away at glue deposits, your wallpaper will begin to peel off of walls.
Every day, property owners attempt to keep their homes pest-free with basic tools and techniques. A few quick internet searches will present a ton of “do-it-yourself” methods involving boric acid or diatomaceous earth. Save the wasted time and money spent on silverfish traps and opt for expert pest control in Surrey. Toodaloo technicians offer up options for your care.
If you are not keen to introduce chemicals into your home or workspace, our specialists have a treatment plan for you! Eco- friendly agents, steam heat and vacuums can all be implemented to ditch the pests without the health hazards.
Instead of staying in one place, these insect intruders are known to travel up to nine metres in order to find their next meal. In a single home, this means treating just about every square inch of your property but multi-unit spaces mean even more ground to cover. On the surface this sounds like a massive chore, leaving many owners or managers feeling overwhelmed. The good news is that you are not alone! With Toodaloo technicians on your side, it is possible to eliminate pest populations at every stage of their life cycle. From egg to adult, professional care is the only way to properly get rid of an infestation. Highly-trained specialists are able to identify and assess problem areas around all property types and work alongside clients to help prevent pests from coming back.
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.