Silverfish are a common pest in the St. George and surrounding areas of southern Utah. At Southwest Exterminators we are trained to search out the cause of the problem and rectify, rather than just treat the pest symptom.
Silverfish feed on proteins and starchy materials found within your home. Glues are found behind wall paper and also in book bindings. These areas are often fed on by silverfish.
However, an inside issue probably originated outside. Silverfish are extremely common insects in wood piles, firewood, lumber stacks, fencing, and the like. This is where control begins, with the elimination of unnecessary piles of debris or wood that may hide and shelter these pests. In particular, if the firewood or lumber is stacked next to the house it give the silverfish immediate access to the structure by crawling into subareas or attic vents. Then the silverfish can move through wall voids of your home. If the lumber of firewood is going to remain on the property then it should be moved well away from the structure.
Once Southwest Exterminators has performed a PerimeterPLUS Pest Protection service on the exterior of your home, we will attack the inside problem. Since silverfish are prone to damaging items that really cannot be placed into sealed containers, eliminating potential food sources is not a huge option.
Your Southwest Exterminators technician will have several options available to custom treat your issue. The technician can bait, dust, fog, and spot treatments. Your onsite technician can discuss the available options to you at the time of service.
If you have any questions about silverfish, pest control, or how to pest proof your home please call our office at 435-628-2700 ext 2. Thank you and have a great day.