Silverfish extermination - Why you should book a professional treatment
Due to their size and overall unthreatening look, silverfish are one of those pest types that not many people consider to be dangerous. Needless to say, this is far from the truth. Silverfish have a very strict diet of books, plaster, canvas, and photographs - basically anything that contains starch or cellulose. All of this means that the tiny bug can inflict some serious damage to your property.
This sort of pest is a survivor. It can make a home out of every property because it enjoys rooms like your kitchen, bathroom, basement or attic. This is because the insect tends to be attracted to areas with high humidity.
With all of this said, one of the main reasons why it’s a good idea to get a silverfish treatment for your home in Brisbane is that the pest can actually attract other types of nasty vermin to your property like centipedes, spiders and cockroaches.
Signs of a silverfish infestation
Brisbane is an area with a fairly humid climate, making your property in the city the perfect place for a silverfish to start its family. If you’ve spotted one of the bugs running through your living room, we can guarantee you that there are more family members hiding somewhere. Inspect your property, focusing on areas, in which you keep books, documents, paper clutter or magazines. Check your library, desk drawers, basically anywhere you keep paper.
You are looking for damaged items and faecal matter left by the silverfish near them. If you spot any of these signs, we recommend hiring a professional pest control technician to take care of the situation.
You can expect a professional pest control technician to arrive at the appointed day and time for the service. They will come prepared with a special extermination product designed to get rid of the nasty critters roaming around your home. Before the expert starts performing the service, he will thoroughly inspect your property for signs of silverfish activity. This step is important because we need to make sure that we are dealing with the right kind of pest, so the method we apply is effective. Once the professional has checked the entire premises, he will continue with the extermination procedure.
The pest control process involves the use of a powerful insecticide spray that will get the whole silverfish family running for their lives. The technician will apply the product to all of the affected parts in your home, making sure to concentrate on the areas with the most signs of activity. Once the service is completed, the pest controller will share with you advice on how to protect your home from future silverfish infestations, as well as consult you on any of our potential follow-up visit options.
Fantastic Services offers two kinds of silverfish extermination service packages: a 1-month guaranteed treatment and a 3-month guaranteed treatment. The 1-month option includes 1 main treatment of your property and an extra visit in the following month, while the 3-month one comes with 1 main treatment and 2 extra extermination sessions carried out over the course of 3 months. The type of service package you choose will highly depend on the severity of the silverfish infestation.
How to prevent silverfish from attacking your home
The key to spare your home any sort of a nasty pest invasion is prevention. Here is what you can do to ensure that a silverfish doesn’t set a foot inside your property:
- Make sure to regularly vacuum your home to remove food crumbs from the floor or carpeting.
- Store dry food, such as cereal, in plastic containers and seal them tightly.
- Organise your magazines, newspapers, documents and mail. Go through the pile every once and a while and always throw what you don’t need or use.
- Place your off-season clothes in bin bags and store them in a dry area in your home.
- Take care of any cracks and crevices in the property that can serve as entry points for the silverfish.
- Use a dehumidifier to resolve moisture problems in your home.
- Remove damp debris and leaves located near your property in the Autumn months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the service take?
The duration of our silverfish extermination depends on the seriousness of the infestation. Once the pest control technician has inspected your property, he can suggest there and then an estimated time frame to you.
Do I book a 1-month or 3-month guaranteed treatment?
Again, it really depends on how big the infestation is. Generally, we always advise booking the 3-month service option for maximum effect.
Can I make a silverfish eradication service appointment for a weekend?
Yes, you can. The pest controllers, Fantastic Services works with, have a flexible work schedule that involves performing the service on Saturdays, Sundays and even on public holidays. If needed, we also provide emergency services for extreme situations.
Is there a way to get a discount?
If you join our Fantastic Club programme, you get to benefit from lower rates, special perks and many other member-only advantages.