While silverfish are a common pest problem on the west coast, they are more annoying than harmful. Generally silverfish are a grey/silver colour and have 3 long bristles on the back and 2 larger antennae on the front. They are frequently found in dark, warm humid areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. Most people realize they have them when they open a kitchen cupboard or drawer at night.
- Silverfish diet consists of glue, primarily the kind found in carpets, cupboards/shelving, wallpaper and other areas in the home.
- Silverfish can be an interior and exterior pest, but are found inside more in cooler climates.
- Silverfish require a relative humidity of 75-95% for survival.
- A temperature between 16 C and 28 C are generally observed to be the most habitually attractive for silverfish.
Successful Silverfish control in Vancouver consists of many factors, including the reduction and/or elimination any potential attractants. Non-chemical silverfish control measures may include the use of a dehumidifier, programmable temperature control, and more. If you can make your home less attractive, you will be helping get rid of your silverfish problem in the longer term. Additional control can be gained using glue traps hidden safely out of site in the active areas. A Solutions Pest Control silverfish control expert can answer more questions and recommend a service or product to best exterminate your silverfish infestation.