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Stay Ahead Of Silverfish Infestations In North Texas

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Do you suspect a silverfish infestation in your North Texas Home? Pest control in North Texas can be sought after for various reasons, but a common one at Adams Extermination Company is due to potential silverfish in one's house. While scary looking, silverfish bite clothing, paper, and food. They, fortunately, do not bite humans. That being said, the damage that they cause is enough to warrant getting rid of them, and you might be pleased to know that the most effective silverfish poison is natural, inexpensive, and easy to find.

What Do Silverfish In North Texas Look Like? 

Here are some silverfish facts to help you recognize them without using a silverfish photo. Silverfish are small, wingless insects that are easy to identify with their light grey color and movements that some say resemble a fish. Although they are whitish early on in their life cycle, they still resemble adults, just smaller. They are nocturnal, which means that you are unlikely to see them during the day, but you will still see signs of potential silverfish in your house. And finally, they have two long antennae coming out of their head.

Signs Of Silverfish In Your North Texas House 

A silverfish infestation is never something anyone wants. If you suspect you have a silverfish problem in your home, you can compare them to the description above and double-check using a silverfish photo if you can. This can also help you determine how they are getting into the house for more effective pest control. But even without seeing any silverfish, you can still spot the signs of silverfish in your North Texas house. 

  • Throughout the silverfish life cycle, they will shed silvery scales that are small but relatively easy to identify. 
  • They will leave droppings throughout the house that look like small peppercorns.
  • Silverfish are extremely damaging to property, and they leave bite marks on books, linens, wallpaper, and a variety of food containing sugar and starches.

If you're questioning whether you have silverfish in your home, it's best to reach out to your local pest professional to help you determine whether or not you have a problem. Our licensed pest control technicians at Adam's Exterminating Company have the tools and experience to diagnose and resolve your silverfish problem. 

Do Silverfish In North Texas Bite? 

As you can see from the list of silverfish facts above, silverfish bite starchy items in your home enthusiastically, but they do not bite humans, as their jaws simply aren't strong enough for that. And despite their creepy appearance, they do not carry diseases, at least not any that are transmissible to people or pets. That being said since they shed their delicate scales regularly and they progressively turn to dust, those with dust allergies can develop coughs and rashes.

How To Get Rid Of Silverfish In Your North Texas Home 

At Adams Extermination Company, getting rid of silverfish in your North Texas home is one of our specialties, and it does not have to be difficult or costly. It is however important to keep up with the pest control method of your choice to put an end to the silverfish life cycle before it can reproduce. For a small silverfish population, the most effective and affordable silverfish poison is boric acid, also known as borax. It is toxic when ingested, so be sure to keep it away from pets and children. You can pour it where silverfish get into the house, and you can spray it along their path. Another option is to lay out sticky traps on which they will get stuck, or even dry crushed bay leaves as they are a natural deterrent. Lastly, you can spray cedar oil or diffuse it in your home to repel them.

Though it's tempting to use these DIY options, they can prove ineffective and hazardous to your health. In the end, it's best to partner with pest control professionals. You can stay ahead of silverfish infestation in your North Texas home easily and inexpensively by learning how to recognize them, end the life cycle of the ones already damaging your home using silverfish poison like boric acid, and repelling potential new invaders with natural oils. Contact the Adams Extermination Company today for more information.

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