Silverfish – A Nuisance Pest

collage of 3 silverfish

While silverfish are a common pest problem on the West Coast, they are more annoying than harmful. However, they can still cause damage to books, wallpaper, carpeting and clothing.

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 attics, closets, bathrooms and kitchens. Most people realize they have them when they open a kitchen cupboard or drawer at night.

  • Silverfish can be an interior and exterior pest, but are found inside more in cooler climates.
  • They tend to feed on carbohydrates and proteins contained in starch, paper, drywall and natural fibre clothing (cotton and linen).
  • 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.

Silverfish Control Services

Successful Silverfish control consists of many factors, including the reduction and/or elimination of 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 sight 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.

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We offer a variety of pest control services reliably every month across from Squamish to Langley. View some of the location highlights to learn what popular critters you might find in your specific region.  We keep the pests away for good! Pest Control issues can vary slightly depending on how close you are to water. Learn more about the monthly pest control services for stratas, commercial buildings, home care, restaurants, and office buildings.

Vancouver Monthly Pest Control Services

We work closely with strata and property managers across Vancouver to deter pests and critters from settling into this port city port. With the water’s edge around a large portion of Vancouver, rodents naturally are drawn to the shoreline and become a regular habitant and nuisance.

North Vancouver Monthly Pest Control Services

North Vancouver is no stranger to rodents, critters, and wildlife. They attract the rats and mice from the port and proximity to water and then the wildlife can naturally find themselves attracted to the smell of city life and the comforts of warm attics and garages.

Squamish Monthly Pest Control Services

With the abundance of wilderness all around Squamish and also the port terminal located on the district’s border edge. Rodents like rats, mice, raccoons, and wildlife find warmth from the winter in crawl spaces, attics, garages, and cellars.

Richmond Monthly Pest Control Services

Richmond is a lovely urban environment that supports rodent lifestyles. Being a port city, the rats and mice easily find shelter, warmth, and food supply from local residents, and garbage cans.     

Coquitlam Monthly Pest Control Services

Seeing the trend here? Another port city with easy access to garbage bins and warm dry shelter away from the consistently wet outdoor conditions that naturally occur in our region. Speak to the experts about monthly pest control services in your city. We service Squamish to Langley residents and businesses!

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Our knowledgeable pest experts are ready to answer your questions (during office hours). We are happy to talk to people and walk them through the steps to identify the pest issue and determine if a service call will give them peace of mind.

We will spend the extra time needed to educate you on the signs and characteristics of the most common pests.

Pest Control has as much to do with Education as it does with Eradication.
Jason Page, President of Solutions Pest Control

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