SILVERFISH

Silverfish is a type of pest about half an inch long, having a silver grey scaly body that tapers to the rear end having two long antennae and three appendages at the back. These pests are most active at night and remain hiding during the daytime.

Negative Impacts

These pests come out during the night and seek food and water. The types of food preferred are cereals, whole grains, the paper. Therefore, cause damage to all these sources. They can live for several months without food. Silverfish can be found in any part of the home. They hide in baseboards and around window and door frames from which they seek out food sources. Sometimes they are seen in the bathtub or sink.

How to Get Rid of Them

As these types of pests tend to come from outside, it is wise to be careful of anything up against the walls or house’s exterior like utility pipes and vents, door frames. And also it is important to repair leaky pipes and drains to prevent the entrance of these pests. If there is any wet wood try to eliminate them as soon as possible. In any case, if you detected such a pest, then get the help of a professional in pest control.

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