Silverfish

Pest Control Methods

silverfish-mediumSilverfish are a common pest species throughout Melbourne and Victoria. They prefer to eat items with a high starch content, eg. cotton fabrics, silk, paper, glues, some synthetic fabrics. Silverfish prefer a dark quiet environment and are most active at night. They nest in largely unused areas, such as dusty roof spaces, storage rooms, basements, wall cavities. Still, silverfish may roam extensively around the building in search of new food and moisture sources.

People often find silverfish in a bath where they had fallen in from the ceiling at night and become trapped by the smooth vertical walls of the bathtub.

A silverfish infestation usually occurs when they are transported into the building in infested cardboard boxes or furniture.

Pest Control Methods for Silverfish

FUMAPEST Melbourne / Victoria initially carries out a thorough inspection of the premises for evidence of nesting and habitat locations, to determine the extent of the infestation and specific pest control options, with high emphasis on safety and effectiveness.

Insecticidal treatment is often required for effective control. The roof void and wall cavities are treated with a Pyrethroid Insecticidal Dust using specialised equipment. Other areas (basements and storage rooms) are treated with a Pyrethroid liquid insecticidal spray.

The cost for Professional Pest Control for Silverfish

The cost for professional pest control of silverfish, depending on silverfish species, size of property, extent of infestation and ease of access. Service warranty periods may also vary depending upon the circumstances and risk of reinfestation. Please call Fumapest Termite & Pest Control on 1800 113 112 for a FREE quotation.

Consumer Protection Advice – Pesticide Safety Issues

Pesticide safety be wary of very cheap prices for silverfish control – check which pesticides are to be used. The far cheaper, less effective, solvent based pesticides can be harmful in premises where occupants may suffer from asthmatic or other bronchial ailments.

Be careful when selecting a pest controller, make sure they have the experience and the knowledge of silverfish and silverfish control pesticides.