Pest Spotlight: What To Do About Silverfish Inside Your Tampa Home

silverfish feeding on paper

There are many different types of pests that can infest your home. One of them is silverfish. Silverfish are a common infestation in the area, and the climate very much supports them. Silverfish can enter your house undetected, and then remain hidden from sight as the infestation multiplies and worsens. Silverfish in your home can cause a surprising amount of damage for such small pests, and proper silverfish control is critical if you want to maintain your home in top condition.

Don’t let silverfish sneak into your home and cause damage. EcoTech Pest Control Services technicians know how to get rid of silverfish, and we stand ready to be your best resource for pest control in Tampa. Call us today for help with silverfish and other pests.

How To Identify A Silverfish

Silverfish are unique in appearance. Here are some silverfish facts that you use to can identify them:

  • They have dark, shiny scales, and have the appearance of being ‘armored.’
  • They are between around one-half and three-quarters of an inch long.
  • They have three ‘bristles’ on their tail that look like antennae.
  • They have a pair of long antennae on their heads.
  • They have many pairs of legs, and though they are small they can run quite fast.

These are some of the ways that you can identify silverfish. If you have silverfish, then you want us to come out and take care of them. EcoTech Pest Control Services knows all about silverfish infestations, especially how to get rid of them. 

The Problem With Silverfish In The House

Silverfish are not venomous, and they do not sting or bite. But silverfish share a trait in common with carpenter ants and termites in that they can cause significant damage in your home. Carpenter ants and termites tend to focus on your home’s structural wood.

Silverfish are different. Silverfish eat things like paper, cereals, and some types of furniture fabric. Although they are small, if enough of them feed long enough they can cause considerable damage. Silverfish are nocturnal and tend to only come out at night, which makes identification of infestations challenging. Infestations can persist for months or years before they are discovered. By then, they can have caused a lot of damage, in a lot of little ways.

Don’t let silverfish make a mess out of your home. EcoTech Pest Control Services can clean them up fast. Call us today, and let us partner with you against silverfish.

Four No-Sweat Prevention Tips To Keep Silverfish Out Of Your Home

Given that silverfish can cause a lot of damage to a number of things in your home, here are four tips to keep them away as much as possible:

  1. Fix all leaks, and use dehumidifiers. Silverfish love dark, humid environments.
  2. Seal food well. Silverfish absolutely love carbohydrates. Tight seals deny meals.
  3. Store paper. Store old books and other paper well, to keep silverfish from coming.
  4. Inspect often. Checking the darker, quieter places of your home can reveal silverfish.

These tips can help decrease the chance of silverfish trying to infest your home, but can’t guarantee that they still won’t come. If you discover silverfish in your house, the only thing you need to do is to call us. EcoTech Pest Control Services professionals know all about silverfish pest control, and we can help you get them out of your house for good. 

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Silverfish?

When you find silverfish in your home, you need help. Silverfish are small and stealthy, and silverfish infestations are hard to find and hard to understand unless you have the knowledge and training it takes to sort things out. EcoTech Pest Control Services has the knowledge and experience you need to get rid of silverfish. Call us today for help.