Silverfish Treatments

If you think you have a problem with Silverfish
call Redback Pest Control Sydney now on 1800 733 222 for expert advice

About Silverfish
Silverfish are a small, wingless insect measuring normally 20mm or less in length. They have three tails or cerci and their body is covered in tiny silver scales. It’s name comes from it’s silvery blue colour along with it’s fish-like appearance and movements. Silverfish are commonly found outdoors under bark, rocks, leaf and plant compost, in soil and animal burrows. They also can live inside homes in dark, humid, crevice-ridden enviroments – especially bathrooms (take away these elements and it will not be able to survive). They feed on fungi and plant materials. In homes they like to feed on starch rich substances such as paper, book bindings, wallpaper glue and sometimes photographs.
Control of Silverfish
  • Keep areas un-cluttered and clean. This will limit the possible number of crevices and breeding areas. Keeping an area cold will also deter Silverfish. Freezing can kill silverfish but will not necessarily kill their eggs.
  • A Borax or Boric acid and sugar solution (ration 1:1) is a reliable bait to kill Silverfish (it is relatively non-toxic to non-insects.
  • To capture Silverfish you can leave either whole peeled potato or wet cloth with plaster on it next to the areas of concern overnight. This will attract the silverfish. You then need to quickly dispose of the potato or cloth with the silverfish early the next morning.

For the professional treatment of your Silverfish problem call Redback Pest Control now on 1800 733 222 Our Licensed Pest Technicians will treat your Silverfish problem and help with any other General Pest Treatments you may also require.

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