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Fort Worth's Helpful Guide To Effective Silverfish Control

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a silverfish inside a home

Want to know the best way to get rid of silverfish in Fort Worth? Look no further! The experts from All-Safe Pest & Termite are here to share their knowledge and experience with this pest.

Although silverfish are not the most common pest in the area, they are still not welcome in any home. Keep reading to learn more about silverfish and what professional pest control can do for you. 

What Are Silverfish In Fort Worth?

Silverfish are a scary-looking pest. At about ¾ of an inch long, they have a tear-dropped-shaped body covered in metallic scales. They get their name from their fish-like movements. Silverfish also have three long bristle-like "tails" and antennae.

This pest's appearance can be startling and even frightening. But is there anything to worry about when it comes to silverfish?

How Bad Is It To Have Silverfish In My Fort Worth Home?

Silverfish are not necessarily harmful to human health. They aren't poisonous and are not known to spread diseases, even if their appearance says otherwise.

While silverfish are known for damaging books, wallpaper, clothing, rugs, and other similar items, the damage is not dangerous to people. However, their presence can be dangerous because it often indicates a moisture issue. Moisture in a home can lead to mold and other health concerns.

Why Are There Silverfish In My Fort Worth Home?

As mentioned above, silverfish can indicate a moisture problem, so more often than not, you have a silverfish in your home because there are high moisture levels. When temperatures are too hot, and there is little humidity, this pest can find its way into homes and businesses for the conditions they need to survive. Other reasons you might have a silverfish problem include accessible entry points and access to food.

To stop an infestation before it starts, you can use these silverfish prevention tips:

  • Reduce moisture by ensuring proper ventilation, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms, using dehumidifiers in the garage, basement, and crawlspace, and fixing any leaks. You can also use crushed rocks to create a barrier between your home's foundation and surrounding soil, remove organic debris from your lawn, and clean out gutters.
  • Remove availability to food sources by storing opened goods in air-tight containers, sweeping and wiping down surfaces regularly, decluttering your home of unused items like clothing, rugs, books, and paper products as silverfish eat such things. You should also use plastic storage containers instead of cardboard.
  • Seal entry points by inspecting the exterior walls and foundation and installing screens, trim, and weather stripping on windows and doors.

Silverfish prevention is not always 100%, so you may need professional assistance for extra preventative measures or remove an infestation.

How Do I Get Rid Of Silverfish In My Fort Worth Home?

If you have a silverfish problem in your Fort Worth home, you should contact All-Safe Pest & Termite. The best way to get rid of silverfish is with our expert knowledge and tools. Silverfish pest control is available with our residential pest control options, which can be tailored to fit your needs.

We understand the importance of keeping your home a pest-free environment. As a family-owned and operated business for over 30 years, we have kept Fort Worth and surrounding areas protected against pests using low toxicity solutions.

Give us a call at All-Safe Pest & Termite to learn more about silverfish pest control and the other services we offer. 

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