Pest control in North Carolina can be difficult. The humidity levels make for very appealing and inviting environments for insects and other pests. One common insect found in homes is the silverfish. Silverfish are small brown-grey or blue-silver insects. Often times they are mistaken for centipedes however, they are not venomous and have not been known to bite humans. Although, they may not be venomous, silverfish can wreak havoc on your home and cause significant damage. There are certain signs you will want to look for if you think you might have an infestation.
Although, silverfish can live almost anywhere, they prefer dark humid areas. This means that the most common places you can find silverfish are your bathroom, kitchen, basement, or attic. They are nocturnal insects so, it is likely that you can spot some scurrying away when you turn on the light in a room. They have a sugar and carbohydrate rich diet. They often feed on paper, glue in books, and linens and silks. You can look for signs of feeding damage in your home in books, clothing, or even boxes of food. Silverfish have very distinct, small feces that resemble black pepper. You can also look for this if you suspect you may have an infestation.
If you have seen a silverfish in your home, it is very likely that there are more. You will want to be vigilant when dealing with a silverfish infestation. Often times, they can go unnoticed for a significant amount of time while causing serious damage. Many people attempt to eradicate them with home remedies however, many of these prove to be ineffective. Your best resource for eliminating these home intruders is to call Ray Pest Control. We will effectively treat your home and provide you with excellent service. Contact us today for more information.