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The Dreaded Silverfish: How to Get Rid of These Missouri Pests

Do you know what silverfish are? If not, you’re not alone. These little pests can be hard to spot, but they can do a lot of damage to your home. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about silverfish: what they are, where they come from, and how to get rid of them!

What Are Silverfish?

Silverfish are small, wingless insects that are typically silver or gray in color.  They get their name from their fish-like appearance and movements. Silverfish are very agile creatures and can move very quickly. They are common household pests that can be found in nearly every corner of the world.

Where Can I Find Silverfish?

Silverfish are nocturnal pests, meaning they are most active at night. During the day, they hide in dark, damp places like basements, closets, or attics. At night, they come out to feed on things like paper, glue, and even clothing. Silverfish are attracted to homes that are humid and have lots of food sources.

Are Silverfish Dangerous?

While silverfish are not known to carry diseases, they can cause a lot of damage to your home. Silverfish are attracted to food sources like cereal, flour, and sugar. They can also damage clothing and other fabrics by eating holes in them. In addition, silverfish can cause allergic reactions in some people.

How Can I Tell If I Have a Silverfish Problem?

The best way to tell if you have a silverfish problem is to look for signs of damage. If you see holes in your clothes or food that has been chewed, it’s likely that silverfish are the culprits. You may also find small black stains on surfaces where silverfish have been. These stains are caused by the insects’ excrement.

How to Get Rid Of Silverfish

If you think you have a silverfish problem, the best thing to do is call a pest control professional. They will be able to identify the problem and recommend the best course of action for getting rid of the silverfish.

In the meantime, there are some things you can do to keep silverfish away:

  • Keep your home clean and free of clutter.
  • Store food in airtight containers.
  • Fix any leaks or other moisture problems in your home.
  • Reduce the humidity in your home by using a dehumidifier.
  • Vacuum regularly and empty the vacuum bag right away.
  • Seal cracks and openings in your home.

By following these tips, you can help prevent a silverfish infestation in your home. If you do find yourself with a silverfish problem, don’t hesitate to call a pest control professional for help! Thanks for reading!

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