Strahearn Pest Control provide silverfish eradication services.
Silverfish – Lepisma saccharina
Silverfish are members of a primitive order of insects which moult as adults. They are nocturnal in habit and tend to hide during the day. The adult, when mature, is around 12 mm in length and generally grey or silver/grey in colour.
Humidity is important in the development of of the silverfish with 90% relative humidity being the optimum for development of the nymphal stages. In common with other insects, development times are influenced by temperature, relative humidity, moisture content, quantity and quality of food.
It should be emphasised that these insects are harmless to man and dont bite.
- Silverfish are nuisance pests
- Occasionally build up in numbers in areas of high humidity
- Damage textiles and wallpaper
Methods of Control
- Remove any infested items
- Apply an approved residual insecticide to cracks, crevices, floorboards, skirting boards etc
To find out more about how we can help you on a one-off job basis or with a longer term preventative Service Plan please call us on freephone 0800 0283 703. Alternatively just complete our online contact form for a free survey and detailed quotation on how we can eradicate the pest.