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Why Do You Have Silverfish And How Do You Get Rid Of Them

Silverfish are a very creepy-looking pest that you may see in your bathroom, crawl space, or other cool, moisture-prone areas of your home. If you have a leak or other moisture issue in your home, they are more than likely going to be lured there because of this. These pests are silver in color and move similarly to the way a fish would, but they have long bodies with many legs and long antennae. Silverfish are easy to kill and can be smashed or trapped with tissue and then flushed down the toilet. When smashed, they turn to what appears to be dust. Read on for more information about silverfish and how you can get rid of them.

Where Do Silverfish Come From?

Silverfish are lured into a house by moisture. These moisture-loving pests may be in the company of other pests as well, as a number of other pests also prefer moisture, or they may feed off of the moisture-damaged wood in your home. You may see these pests outside your home if you have mulch, as it may hold in moisture. These pests can come in via small, narrow openings, as their small bodies will allow them to fit in very small spaces.

How Do You Get Rid Of Silverfish?

You can get rid of silverfish by spraying a pesticide for these pests. You need to read through the manufacturer's instructions and information to be sure the pesticide works on this type of pest. Spray the bathroom, crawl space, kitchen, and other areas where you have seen these pests. Spray thoroughly to kill the pests you already have and to prevent any future problems with these as well. You should also repair the leak that you may have or make the necessary repairs to your home to prevent these or other pests from gaining access to your home. 

Silverfish are not an ideal pest, they may be a bit creepy and may sometimes appear in your sink when you're brushing your teeth, in your shower when attempting to bathe, or somewhere else you least expect to see a pest. If you have silverfish in your home, you can hire a pest control service to help get rid of them and to inspect your home for any other pest problems that you may have. They can also offer tips on how to protect your home against these or other pests in the future.