You know how it is every year, you’re slightly embarrassed by the state of your wardrobe. Your half through your spring clean out and suddenly without warning an unsightly pest appears on your favourite Shirt, blouse or skirt. Sheesh! It’s enough to make your blood boil. What I’m talking about is Silverfish. You know those putrid little bugs that just love any fabric! Some people refer to them as paper eaters and destroyers of books!
The big drama when you find one there’s bound to be a plethora of others. And if that’s the case you’ve got a mighty big job trying to get rid of them.
Pest Pesti Pest Control are your local Silverfish Treatment company all here in Perth. One good thing here is we love answering your common questions about this unsightly insect. For instance…
What do Silverfish look like?
A small wingless insect about 20mm long (they have 6 legs) in the order Zygentoma. Derives it’s name from its silvery grey colour and combining their wiggling motion is akin to how a fish moves. They feed on glue, photographs, sugar, dandruff, hair strands, dirt, books and book bindings.
What causes Silverfish in the first place?
They like to dwell in dark, damp areas such as sheds, attics, kitchens, and bathrooms when they come out to forage for food. They are especially attracted to paper and damp clothing. Known as nocturnal pests where they move very swiftly from one area to the next. They destroy anything they feed on. Even though most damage is minimal, its valuable items such as legal documents, books, and photographs that is irreplaceable.
Fact is… Silverfish are widespread in Perth homes.
How poisonous are Silverfish?
Although characterised by their creepy appearance, they are harmless and won’t bite you nor do they carry any diseases. Typically they will keep to themselves and stay out of your way. More often than not most humans consider them more a nuisance as they don’t want them around.
How to kill Silverfish naturally. Home remedies
- Good old-fashioned soap. Place in clothing drawers, wardrobes and linen cupboards.
- Use Citronella Oil. Put 2 drops in an old towel and make sure it’s placed in a ziplock bag.
- Whole cloves.
- Sprinkle cedar shavings where they live.
- Use either fresh or dried Basil where Silverfish have been which works to drive them out.
How to kill Silverfish naturally. With repellents and insecticides
- Boric acid.
- Apply repellents and insecticides.
- Buy a chemical spray containing liquid Pyrethrin.
Why use Pesti Silverfish Treatment?
We offer exceptional Silverfish removal all of Perth by dusting your roof void, applying residual spray. To internal skirting, inside cupboards and Pesti Gas on completion.
As you think about what you really need to get rid of Silverfish at your home you must begin to realise that you have only one choice to make. And that is to call the professionals at Pesti Pest Control Perth.