Are you looking for a quick and efficient Silverfish Extermination in Toronto?
Vanquish Pest Control is one of the most reputed and licensed pest Control company dealing with effective Silverfish Extermination in Toronto and all over the Southern Ontario.
Have you ever noticed some odd, silvery insects crawling around at night?
What are these creepy-crawlies and how did they get into your house?
These are one of the most common pests found inside your home in Toronto and anywhere in the Southern Ontario called Silverfish…
What is a Silverfish?
Silverfish (order Zygentoma) are one of the most primitive insects on the planet. This insect gets its name from its silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movements. These insects are wingless, however they run very fast. Silverfish have always been a problem in residential, commercial and industrial areas throughout Brampton and the Greater Toronto area. They need moisture to survive and will establish themselves anywhere moisture levels in your home are high. These bugs rely on starchy food sources like fibers, sugars, fabrics, grains and dried goods- like cereals and pet foods. Silverfish are often found in damp areas like basements, laundry rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and they’re nocturnal creatures. These crawling pests prefer humid, moist conditions, but can be found anywhere in a home. Unwanted crawling insects can also be found outdoors under rocks, in leaf litter, etc.
What do silverfish look like?
Silverfish have somewhat flattened bodies, 9-15mm long with 3 pairs of legs, and silvery scales or metallic appearance. Moreover, these nasty insects have no wings, but they are able to run very fast. They have three tails and antennae. These nasty insects are usually found in dark, warm places at night, under sinks, floors and around the water pipes in homes. They can become pests as they eat starchy substances like cloth or book bindings and dry foods.
What are the signs and damages caused by Silverfish Infestation?
Silverfish are small, wingless insects that are often found in damp and humid environments such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and attics. Silverfish are fast-moving, nocturnal insects that are difficult to catch. If you notice silverfish scurrying across your floor or counters, it’s likely that you have an infestation. Silverfish are known to feed on paper, books, clothing, and other fabrics. If you find shredded paper or fabric in areas where silverfish are commonly found, it could be a sign of an infestation.
Silverfish infestations can cause damage to your home and belongings, as well as pose potential health risks. Here are some examples:
- Damage to books, paper, and fabrics
- Contamination of food
- Allergic reactions
- Asthma: In rare cases, silverfish infestations may trigger asthma attacks in individuals with asthma.
- Fire hazard: Silverfish are attracted to electrical wiring and can chew on the insulation, potentially causing a fire hazard.
- Structural damage
How to get rid of silverfish
The most effective way to prevent an unwanted pest infestation is to inspect thoroughly inside and outside your home where food is present. Silverfish can climb walls and find entry or exit points easily to get in and out of your home.
Moreover, to get rid of crawling pests, repair leaky pipes, drains, mouldy or wet wood. Also seal any cracks or gaps. Consider a dehumidifier for your home to reduce humidity. Remember “If it’s dry, they will die!” Keep food in tightly sealed containers to keep silverfish out.
Still, concerned about crawling insects? Contact a licensed Pest Professional for Silverfish elimination. Vanquish Pest Control is just a call away!
Why Should You Choose Vanquish Pest Control for Silverfish Extermination in Toronto?
- We will ensure complete silverfish removal from your place.
- We are available 24/7 to help you with any silverfish related problems.
- Our experts possess the knowledge and skills required to deal with any silverfish situation in the best manner.
- Our specialists will come to your place and analyze the circumstances to provide you with the best possible solution.
- We will schedule our visits as per your convenience and determine our plan of action accordingly.
- We will look for all possible places of infestation to help you get rid of them.
Silverfish Extermination in Toronto by Spray Treatment
Insecticide Spray: To exterminate Silverfish successfully we employ contact-based insecticide spray. These pesticides are commercially registered with the ministry of the environment, and can only be deployed by a licensed exterminator.
The areas of infestation must be cleared out of litter and debris and cleaned before the technician arrives for the application. All residents and pets must vacate for the duration of treatment plus two hours before returning. The insecticide spray is applied in key areas where the Silverfish may nest or travel in search for food. Typically, it takes 3 to 5 weeks for entire population of Silverfish to die off.
When the Silverfish comes into contact with the treated surfaces, the pest gets the insecticide on parts of its body, as well, gradually the pesticide reaches into and invades the pest’s nesting environment. The Silverfish expire after some time having been affected by the presence of the active ingredient of the insecticide in the Silverfish physiology.
Our standard service includes a 6 months limited warranty. It may take between 3 to 5 weeks for entire of the Silverfish infestation to die off. If the infestation does not completely die off or if the Silverfish infestation revives, then we deliver a second application free of cost within 6 months.