Silverfish

Facts about silverfish

Silverfish are approximately 12 – 25 millimetres in length. They are nocturnal insects with a tapered body, which gives them a fish-like appearance. Silverfish eggs are extremely difficult to see, as they are exceptionally small and are a whitish colour when they hatch. After birth they develop into a greyish colour with a metallic shine.

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Who is at risk of a silverfish infestation?

> Where would I find silverfish?

Silverfish are predominately found within damp or humid areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens. They are most commonly found within areas of London.

> How do I know if I have a silverfish infestation?

If your property has any areas of damp, especially corners, this can cause problems. Silverfish are attracted to these conditions and thrive in damp, moist areas. It is also important to check these areas within the kitchen or bathroom, i.e, under the sink and in or behind cupboards, storage boxes or laundry baskets. These areas tend to be at the root of an infestation.

Although it is not uncommon to spot a silverfish or two within your property in areas, they are well-known to breed rapidly. Therefore, you could have a heavy infestation of silverfish within a very short period of time.

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> How do I get rid of a silverfish infestation?

The truthful answer is that you will not be able to eliminate a silverfish infestation without professional help and professional chemicals.

GoKill Manchester Pest Control recommends that you should implement a dehumidifier or heater to the rooms which are affected, in order to control the silverfish activity. Please note this will not eliminate the silverfish infestation, it is just an aid to control, before the professionals arrive

> How do I see silverfish?

Silverfish are nocturnal, this can make it very difficult to see them and find the root of the infestation. However, if you have a heavy infestation you are more likely to see them or signs of their presence. A key tip to spotting a silverfish is to turn on the light within the room, either later at night or during the night. By doing so you may be able to see a silverfish moving around and running for cover. If you do spot a silverfish, please contact GoKill services for professional advice and a professional treatment.

> Why are silverfish pests?

If you have a silverfish infestation they tend to make your property unhygienic.

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> Prevention

GoKill Manchester Pest Control recommends that any damp areas or corners to your property or business premises needs to be treated to eliminate the chance of an infestation.

Ensure all rooms within your property or business premises are well ventilated.

Ensure there is no holes, gaps or crevices, especially under the sink and around the toilet area.

GoKill services advises you to implement a dehumidifier or heater to the rooms which are affected, in order to control the silverfish activity. Please note this will not eliminate the silverfish infestation, it is just an aid to control before the professionals arrive.

> Do you provide a service for a silverfish infestation at all hours?

Yes, GoKill Manchester Pest Control offers a service which provides highly, trained, qualified professional technicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

> Who is at risk of a silverfish infestation?

Any premises, especially warehouses or residential properties are at risk. By contacting GoKill Manchester Pest Control services and following our recommended before and after advise this will help to deter silverfish from disrupting your premises.

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