Wacky Pest Wednesday: Silverfish

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Good Wednesday to you, Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday!  Today, we’re giving you a little insight to a very weird looking pest: the silverfish.

Silverfish, despite their misleading name, are not actually fish, but are instead teardrop shaped insects with three long bristles on the rear.  They are often bluish-silver in color, but can sometimes be brown-gray in appearance.

These pests love dark and damp places, so you’re most likely to find on in your kitchen, basement bathroom, or garage.  In addition, they feed off of carbohydrates, like cellulose and glue, so you can expect to find a few in a box that has been stored for a very long time.

Although they have a very menacing appearance, silverfish are not aggressive creatures and will not bite if threatened.  Instead, if they are disturbed, they will scurry away to the closest hiding place, often in a very quick fashion.

Silverfish do, however, reproduce very quickly, so if you find a few of them running around your home at night, you can expect that many more are on the way.  For situations like those, it’s best to call on the pest control professionals to aptly remove them from your home without damage of property or health.

If you suspect to have a silverfish infestation in your home, give us a call right away.  They can run, but they cannot hide from our time-tested pest control strategies.  We will get them, every single time.

Enjoy the rest of your week, Tri-County Pest Control fans!

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