Houston area residents know that dealing with household pests is a common problem. Fortunately, you don’t have to fight the battle against silverfish and other troublesome pests on your own. Green Team Pest will create a customized pest control plan to effectively eliminate pests from your home without causing harm to your family or the environment.

Stop Silverfish with our Pest Control Services
photo credit: public domain via extension.umn.edu

What Are Silverfish?

Silverfish gain their name from their appearance and their movements. They are small, translucent, silver-colored insects that move like a fish. These six-legged insects love to dwell and multiply in dark, damp environments. Fortunately, silverfish do not bite or cause physical harm to humans or pets. They can, however, cause significant damage to homes and belongings if not dealt with promptly.

Are Silverfish Harmful?

Although silverfish are not harmful to humans, they will cause damage to your belongings if left to their own devices. Silverfish feed on cellulose materials, including paper, fabric, wallpaper, cardboard, dust, and dried food. Because they are mostly nocturnal, many homeowners do not realize they have a silverfish problem until signs of damage begin to appear. If you find holes and yellow stains on clothing, furniture, books, or other materials throughout the home, you have a silverfish problem.

Can I Get Rid of Silverfish On My Own?

Silverfish are notoriously difficult to eliminate from your home. Because they prefer damp, dark spaces, accessing their harborage can be extremely difficult. Additionally, a single silverfish can live for years. While DIY remedies may prove effective for a period of time, it is unlikely you will be able to successfully eliminate an infestation permanently.

Silverfish Extermination Services

The experts at Green Team can easily assess the silverfish situation within your home and determine the most effective methods of control for your problem. We will target the pests and their harborage to eliminate them at their source. Additionally, we will educate you on how to avoid future infestations through simple precautionary steps, such as moisture control, regular vacuuming and dusting, and eliminating paper clutter.

Request Consultation

If you believe your home may be infested with silverfish, call Green Team today. We proudly service Pearland, League City, and the surrounding Houston areas. In addition to silverfish control, we also specialize in controlling cockroaches, fire ants, spiders, rodents, and termites. Call us at (281) 295-1633 to learn more, or request a free consultation.

 

countryliving.com

healthline.com