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Why Are There So Many Silverfish Inside My Houston Residence?

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Houston homeowners have to be diligent in order to keep their houses in the best condition. Houses take a lot of work to maintain, and homeowners don’t like unexpected, unpleasant surprises. The discovery of any kind of pest infestation is never welcome, and some pest infestations are harder to identify than others. Silverfish infestations qualify as one of the types of infestations that are hard to identify. Silverfish can make their way into your house unseen and then begin breeding. By the time you discover them, there may be a surprising amount of them in your home.

Silverfish infestations are hard to identify, and they are very resistant to DIY pest control efforts. If you need pest control in Houston, call All-Safe Pest & Termite. We know how to get rid of silverfish.

What Are Silverfish?

Silverfish are small, strange-looking pests. Here are some silverfish facts:

  • They grow to about half an inch long.
  • They are dark silver to black and have two large antennae on their heads.
  • They have shiny scales that give them an armored appearance.
  • They taper from head to tail.
  • They have three bristles on their tails that look like antennae.
  • They do not fly but can run quite quickly. 

Silverfish can creep in unseen, and they are considered difficult to eliminate. When you see silverfish in your house, call All-Safe Pest & Termite. We are experts at silverfish control.

The Problem With Silverfish In The House

Silverfish by their nature tend to be very avoidant. They prefer nesting in warm, dark, and moist areas that are undisturbed. Silverfish have a large range of things they like to feed on. They feed on paper, grains, cloth, and fabric. Because of this, they are not known to cause much major damage, but they are well known for causing a lot of damage in little ways. They can target your foodstuffs, documents, clothing, and even your furniture. By the time you realize that silverfish are in your house, they might have caused considerable damage to your home.

Silverfish pest control is essential if you want to keep your home in tip-top shape. If you discover silverfish in your home, call All-Safe Pest & Termite immediately. The sooner we can get rid of silverfish, the less damage they can cause to your home.

How And Why Silverfish Find Their Way Into Your Home

Here are some things that bring silverfish to your home, and how they get in:

  • Outside garbage: Open garbage provides feeding opportunities for silverfish. Seal it tightly to discourage silverfish and other pests.
  • Clutter: Inside or outside, clutter provides feeding opportunities and hiding places for silverfish, as well as other pests. Clean clutter to remove these opportunities.
  • Ways in: Cracks, gaps, and holes in your home can allow silverfish to get in. Seal your home to eliminate these opportunities. Silverfish are small, be sure to seal well.
  • Inside food: When pests make their way in, they will stay if they find food. Be sure to store food securely to eliminate reasons for pests to stay when they make it inside.
  • Dirty house: Dirty floors and counters often provide crumbs and other foods that pests can dine on. Clean your house frequently in order to eliminate pest food sources.

These tips can help you reduce the chances of having to deal with silverfish in your home, but can’t eliminate the possibility that they will still come. If they do, All-Safe Pest & Termite will also come, if you call us. Our seasoned professionals can handle all pest infestations, and fast.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Silverfish In Your House Fast!

Silverfish infestations are hard to identify and hard to treat with DIY methods. If you have a silverfish infestation you need the professionals on your side. All-Safe Pest & Termite professionals stand ready to help you. Call us today for all of your pest control needs.

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