Pests We Treat : Silverfish

Silverfish are centipede-like pests that are attracted to damp areas of your home. They are commonly found in basements, attics, and other rooms with a lot of moisture. These pests eat through any paper or cloth that crosses their path. They are also known to chew through discarded food and leave yellow stains on your wall.

If you are dealing with a silverfish infestation, the experts at My Pest Pros are here to help. We take the time to find the root of the problem and eliminate silverfish. With our help, your home can remain a safe and comfortable place for your family.

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How to Identify Silverfish

A silverfish on a wall

Silverfish are a common pest in Northern Virginia, D.C. Metro, and Maryland. Besides their silver-gray color, they closely resemble house centipedes and have six long legs, two long antennae, and three protrusions from the back of their body. These pests move quickly and can be challenging to eliminate from your home.

Other signs of a silverfish infestation include yellow staining on the walls, holes in wallpaper, boxes, and clothing, and tiny silver scales. If you suspect silverfish are in your home, a professional pest control team can help.

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Tips for Preventing Silverfish

  • Repair leaks in your home.
  • Discard any wet or damp paper/cardboard.
  • Repair or discard moldy wood.
  • Use a dehumidifier in your home.
  • Repair small cracks and holes around your home.

How My Pest Pros Helps

Silverfish are annoying pests that can damage your clothing and ruin your possessions. They are also creepy! To get rid of these pests, you must eliminate any humidity and moisture collecting in your home. This can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. That is where the experts at My Pest Pros can help.

With an average of more than ten years of experience, our technicians are trained to identify areas where silverfish can enter and breed in your home. We conduct a thorough inspection and develop a treatment plan that effectively rids your home of silverfish. So, when silverfish invade your home, you can trust the experts at My Pest Pros to keep you safe.

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