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Silverfish are the silent killers around a home or business, particularly in damp or humid environments. Whether you are local to the Victoria area or are a new resident, chances are that you’ve at least come across a silverfish. These slithering intruders come out at night, gorging themselves on anything and everything that they can.
Bed bugs might be public enemy #1 in the pest world but more subtle infestations are happening right under your nose. Silverfish infestations are a dime a dozen but that doesn’t mean that you are stuck with these bugs. Call a Toodaloo technician today for professional Victoria silverfish removal.
Part of what makes silverfish such an issue for property owners is their diet, their bad habits and the fact that they are just so stubborn.
Habits: This particular pest can go undetected over long periods because they are more active at night. A silvery/blue sheen give these insects their name, along with the slithery way that they move. In addition to being dark in colour and active at night, these pests are extremely quick. Silverfish thrive in damp, low traffic environments, often tucking themselves away in wall voids, under flooring or baseboards and even around leaky pipes.
Diet: When it comes to finding their next meal, silverfish populations are not picky – anything organic will do. Any pest can crawl across floors, picking up scattered crumbs to survive but these bothersome bugs are a bit more creative than that. Anything from book binding, linens, paper, cardboard boxes and even naturally based adhesives are all on the menu – meaning a lot of damage!
Refusing to Leave: All pests are stubborn but few are as stubborn as silverfish are. In order to protect themselves, these insects tuck their eggs and adolescents away in cracks, crevices and hard to reach places. Instead of staying put in one area, silverfish are mobile when it comes to finding new food sources. Being able to travel up to 9m away from their home base means being able to move between suites in a multi-unit property, growing numbers and making proper pest control even more difficult.
There are plenty of property owners that believe home improvement is within their grasp through DIY methods and that includes pest control. Simply throwing down silverfish traps or basic solutions like boric acid or diatomaceous earth might put a dent in visible populations but it is not enough to get rid of an infestation.
Using amateur tools or attempting to dry areas out can only get you so far and that is where pest control companies come in. At Toodaloo, our experts don’t just treat the pests that you have but work with clients to prevent silverfish infestations from reoccurring as well. For local service and environmentally friendly techniques, call Toodaloo today for your silverfish removal services.
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.