Pest Control For Silverfish

If you're struggling with a silverfish infestation, we know how frustrating and difficult it can be. Silverfish are small insects without wings that have a distinctive silvery-blue appearance, and they tend to thrive in dark, damp environments like bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and attics. Unfortunately, they can cause significant harm to books, wallpaper, and other items in your home. Fortunately, you don't have to tackle this problem alone. Bugwise is here to assist you in taking charge of the situation with our reliable silverfish treatment service.
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What are Silverfish?

They are small wingless insects that belong to the Lepisma saccharina family. These pests can grow up to 12-19mm long and have a slender, flattened appearance with three long bristles on their tails. They are commonly found in damp and humid environments, and they feed on a variety of materials such as paper, books, wallpaper, and glue.

Why do Silverfish Infestations Occur?

Infestations occur for a variety of reasons, but they are often associated with high humidity levels and dampness. These pests are attracted to moist environments, which provide them with a source of food and shelter. Other factors that can contribute to silverfish infestations include:

  • Poor ventilation
  • Leaky pipes or faucets
  • Water damage
  • Improper storage of food or paper products
  • Cluttered living spaces

How to Identify a Silverfish Infestation?

Identifying a silverfish infestation can be challenging, but there are several signs to look out for. These include:

  • Finding shed skin, faeces, or small holes in wallpaper, books, or other household items
  • Seeing silverfish crawling around your home, particularly in damp areas such as bathrooms or kitchens
  • Noticing a musty or mildew-like smell in certain areas of your home

If you suspect that you have a silverfish infestation, it's important to take action right away to prevent further damage and minimize the risk of the infestation spreading.

How to Control Silverfish?

Controlling silverfish can be challenging, but there are several steps you can take to reduce the risk of an infestation and prevent further damage to your home. These include:

  1. Reduce Humidity Levels: Silverfish are attracted to moist environments, so it's important to reduce humidity levels in your home. Use a dehumidifier in areas that tend to be damp, such as basements and bathrooms.

  2. Repair Leaks: Leaky pipes or faucets can contribute to a silverfish infestation. Make sure to repair any leaks as soon as possible to reduce the risk of attracting silverfish.

  3. Seal Cracks and Crevices: Silverfish can enter your home through cracks and crevices in the walls and floors. Seal these areas with caulk to prevent them from entering your home.

  4. Store Food and Paper Products Properly: Silverfish are attracted to food and paper products. Store these items in sealed containers to reduce the risk of an infestation.

  5. Clean Regularly: Regular cleaning can help prevent silverfish infestations. Vacuum carpets and floors regularly and keep your home clutter-free to reduce hiding places.

  6. Use Pest Control Products: If you have a severe silverfish infestation, you may need to use pest control products to eliminate the pests. Bugwise Pest Control offers a range of effective pest control solutions that can help you take control of the situation.

How Silverfish Treatment Works


The first step is to inspect your property thoroughly to identify the extent of the infestation.


Once they have identified the extent of the infestation, they will develop a  treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.


Based on the findings, your pest control technician will also advise you on how to prevent future infestations.

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