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Fox Pest Control’s Rhode Island Silverfish Exterminator Service

Silverfish aren’t harmful to humans, but they are harmful to your belongings. Silverfish will find warm, damp spaces inside your Rhode Island home such as basements and crawl spaces. Once inside they will eat starchy materials such as grains, fibers and fabrics. They will eat stored cereal, the glue from book bindings, silk and other textiles. Silverfish get their name from their shiny silver color, and can be identified by the 3 prong antennae on their backside. Once in a home, silverfish can be hard to get rid of and they can multiply quickly. If you have a silverfish infestation in your Rhode Island home, call an exterminator. Fox Pest Control is here to help eliminate silverfish in your home.

Signs of a Silverfish Infestation

You might already know you have a silverfish infestation, but here are a couple of the most common signs silverfish exterminators look for in Rhode Island.

Sightings

You want to get rid of silverfish because they can  come into your home through openings around windows, cracks and crevices in your foundation, or they can even fall out of light fixtures when they infiltrate attics or roofs.

Damage

You’ll know you have a silverfish infestation when you start to see chewed on books, wooden chess sets, wallpaper, or natural fibers in clothing like cotton. These can appear as holes, wormlike trails, or chewing marks.

Things You Need to Know About Silverfish

  • Silverfish get their name from the silver coating on their exoskeleton. This coating gives them a metallic look when they wriggle around on their six legs. 
  • Their movement looks somewhat similar to a fish swimming around in water.
  • Unlike other pests like spiders and scorpions, silverfish won’t harm you.
  • However, they can eat just about anything in your house. Silverfish have been known to eat many everything we eat as humans.
  • They will also eat plant-based items like wallpaper, books, cotton and wall studs if they find their way inside your home.
  • If silverfish get inside your Rhode Island home, it’s likely because the soil outside your house became dry. When this happens, they will travel toward wet spots inside the home for moisture. 

Helpful Silverfish Prevention Tips:

  • Seal common entry points.
  • Reduce moisture in and around the home. 
  • Clean up before and after meals.
  • Reduce hiding places by cleaning around kitchen appliances and other potential hiding places.
  • Clean up the yard: including branches, leaves, and woodpiles, especially those near your home.

How Do I Get Rid Of Silverfish?

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Think you have a silverfish problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (401) 655-2922 for a free Rhode Island silverfish control quote.

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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized silverfish treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain silverfish free.

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Silverfish Control FAQ

How do I get rid of silverfish?

Silverfish are extremely difficult to remove without professional help because they are capable of eating virtually everything. Vacuuming can help scare them out of the open and back into hiding, but ultimately, you’ll want a silverfish extermination solution that can help you feel safe and comfortable in your own home. Call Fox Pest Control today to reclaim your home from these pests.

Why do I have silverfish in my house?

Most likely, the silverfish came from the soil around your house. Maybe the soil near the house dried out, so they made their way toward a wet spot inside the home to keep from drying out. 

Are silverfish dangerous?

You want to get rid of silverfish because although silverfish don’t bite, they can contaminate your food, and they can certainly be a big nuisance. Once they get inside your Rhode Island house, they can eat the walls, an old chess set, or even the carpet.

What are silverfish?

Silverfish are wingless insects with six legs, two antennae, and three antennae-like structures on their abdomen that look like three tails.

What do silverfish eat? What makes silverfish a pest?

Silverfish treatment is important because they can eat almost anything. This destructive ability is one of the things that make this bug a pest for Rhode Island homeowners.

Silverfish can eat “people food” as well as wallpaper, books, wall studs, and anything made of cotton or natural fabrics

Are silverfish beneficial to the environment?

Actually, yes, they are — when they aren’t eating your books, clothes, or walls. These little silvery guys are like the garbage cleanup crew of the world. Since they can eat living or decaying material, they help clean up rotting things, from a dead animal to a fallen tree. 

Where do silverfish get their name?

Silverfish get their name from having a silvery coating on their scale-like exoskeleton. They also have a quick, fishlike wiggle in the way they move. 

Are silverfish silver? Are silverfish related to fish?

Silverfish have a silvery coating on their scale-like exoskeleton, but they aren’t actually silver, and they’re not related to fish at all.

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