A common pest that we are most likely transporting indoors unknowingly. Silverfish can cause more problems then we might expect:
- They do not transmit disease, but they can trigger allergies for some people.
- May attract carpet beetles.
- Silverfish eat grains and chew into upholstery, clothing and paper. And have been known to cause a lot of damage to personal items.
Silverfish prefer a dark, warm, humid and undisturbed places. Most active during the warmer months at night and hide throughout the day. They can survive for many months without food.
Our silverfish control and protection programs are designed specifically to your home environment, conducive conditions, established ant colonies, species and your expectations.
- Silverfish risk assessment of your home.
- Designing an effective treatment plan considering your home design, conducive environmental conditions, established colonies and your tolerance of the pests.
- Treated roof void.
- Internal treatment of specific surfaces with a non-repellent chemical spray.
- External treatment using a non-repellent chemical spray.
- Follow up treatments (Your technician will design a recommended treatment plan for your home).
*Notes: The spray chemicals are classified ‘non-repellent’. The ants will continue to walk over ‘non-repellents’ picking up the chemical active and transferring it to the colony. Over time this will infect the nest. Some properties will require more frequent treatments due to the size of the established colonies, building design, established colonies in neighbouring properties or bushland.
- Check books, cardboard boxes and other paper material prior to bringing them into the home.
- Avoid purchasing second-hand furniture, clothing, bags and accessories. Otherwise thoroughly inspect for signs of Silverfish before bringing into home.
- Check building materials prior to bringing into the home.
- Repair holes, cracks and gaps in walls to reduce entry points.
- Install a door seal to the bottom of entrance doors.
Easy Guide on what to expect from our treatments
The below list is an easy guide on how our chemical works on pests:
- 24 Hours | A large ‘crawling’ spider can take up to 24 hours to die (some of these spiders are large insects and it takes time for the chemical active to work)
- 6 Months | Maximum length of time we expect chemical to be effective on hard floors (chemical is wiped away when hard floors are mopped)
- 10 Months | Maximum length of time we expect a chemical treatment to be effective on carpets (Chemical efficacy decreases over time)
- Once the chemical is dry it is completely safe.