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Preventing Silverfish Infestations Inside Denton Residences

You may have wondered what it is if you've seen a small, shiny silver bug crawling around your Denton home. These little bugs are known as silverfish and can be a nuisance to homeowners.

Adams Exterminating Company knows a thing or two about these problematic pests. We've provided professional pest control to homeowners in Denton and the surrounding areas since 1947. One common pest that we often get calls about is silverfish. These little silver bugs can be quite a problem, as they can damage books, wallpaper, and other fabrics.

We will discuss some helpful silverfish facts, whether they're dangerous, and how to prevent and eliminate them. We will also provide information on our silverfish pest control in Denton to help you remove these pests.

What Is This Little Silver Bug?

Silverfish are small, wingless insects named for their silvery-gray color and fish-like shape. Silverfish size is usually about half an inch long and has long antennae. Silverfish are nocturnal creatures, so they are most active at night.

Silverfish go through three main stages in their life cycle: egg, nymph, and adult. Female silverfish can lay up to 100 eggs simultaneously, and the eggs hatch within two weeks. Nymphs are baby silverfish that look like adults but are smaller and do not have fully developed wings. It takes about three months for nymphs to mature into adults. Once they become adults, silverfish can live for up to eight years, so an infestation can be pretty challenging to eliminate.

These pests usually hang out in dark and humid areas, such as basements, attics, kitchens, and bathrooms. They also like to hide in cracks and crevices. You may find them in your bookshelves or pantry, as they eat starchy materials such as book bindings, wallpaper paste, flour, and cereal.

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How To Prevent And Get Rid Of Silverfish

There are several different ways silverfish can get into your Denton home: through cracks in the foundation, open doors or windows, or even on your clothing. And once they're inside, they can be difficult to get rid of because they reproduce quickly and hide well.

That's why it's vital to take steps to prevent them from getting into your home in the first place. Here are our best tips for protecting your Denton home from these damaging pests:

  • Seal any cracks or openings in your home's foundation or exterior walls: Silverfish can squeeze through tiny spaces, so make sure there are no gaps or cracks they can exploit.
  • Keep your windows and doors closed as much as possible, especially during warm weather when silverfish are more active: If you need to open them for ventilation, make sure they have screens that will keep silverfish out. It would help if you also were sure to repair or replace any damaged screens on doors and windows.
  • Be careful when bringing new items into your home: Silverfish can hitch a ride on clothing, boxes, or furniture. Scrutinize new items before bringing them inside, and wash or dry clean clothing before storing it in your closet.
  • Keep your home clean and free of clutter: Silverfish love to hide in dark, moist places. If you reduce the number of available hiding places, it will be more difficult for them to establish a population in your home.
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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

Professional Silverfish Control For Your Home

Silverfish are a nuisance pest, and many people try to control them using do-it-yourself (DIY) methods such as diatomaceous earth, essential oils, or store-bought silverfish repellent. However, these methods often do not work and will only leave you frustrated in the end. Silverfish are very good at hiding, so they are pretty difficult to eliminate without the proper experience. These hardy pests can also survive for long periods without food or water, so it's essential to eradicate them from an area completely. That said, it's best to contact a professional pest control company if you're dealing with a silverfish infestation. 

Adams Exterminating Company has provided quality extermination services for homes and businesses in the Denton area since 1947. When it comes to silverfish, we know what it takes to eliminate these pests for good. They can be tricky to eliminate using DIY methods, but Adams Exterminating Company will have your home silverfish-free in no time.

When you contact Adams Exterminating Company to rid your home of silverfish, you can expect the following:

  • Experienced professionals: With our team of highly trained entomologists, service technicians, and office personnel, we will work quickly and efficiently to eliminate silverfish from your home.
  • A comprehensive approach: We will not only eliminate the silverfish currently in your home, but we will also work to prevent them from returning; this includes identifying and sealing any potential entry points, eliminating food sources, and providing recommendations for long-term silverfish prevention.
  • Safe and effective solutions: All of our products and methods are safe for your family and pets. We will also minimize disrupting your daily routine during the silverfish control process.
  • Quick and effective service: We don't do time windows. We will be there when we say we will, and we'll get the job done quickly and efficiently.
  • Affordable prices: Adams Exterminating Company offers affordable prices for our services, so you can get rid of silverfish without breaking the bank.

If you're having problems with silverfish, don't struggle any longer. Contact Adams Exterminating Company today, and we'll take care of everything. We will provide you with a free estimate and work with you to create a silverfish control plan that fits your needs and budget. Contact us today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Denton.


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  • How do I get started?
    Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate! Regardless of your pest issue, contact us today to speak with one of our technicians. To make a plan, one of our licensed service technicians will come to your home or business and perform a thorough inspection of your property. Then, we will work with you to come up with a solution that meets your needs.
  • Do you offer termite control?

    Yes, both our Home Guardian and Home Guardian Plus plans offer termite control using the proven Sentricon® System with Always Active™ along with a termite service warranty.

  • Do you offer any organic/green/low toxic treatments?

    We do offer “green” treatments because we understand that though the synthetic pesticides that we typically use are quite safe, some people for various valid reasons prefer a green approach to pest control. In addition to employing completely non-chemical measures such as structural and mechanical alterations (weep-hole exclusions, recommendations on door sweep replacement etc.) and glue traps or other monitoring devices, we have a number of natural and botanical insecticides that we can use to treat your home or business.

    We commonly use natural products such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and a number of different botanical products (pyrethrum, rosemary oil, cedar oil, etc.). These products can be very effective when used properly. One downside is that they usually don't last as long as synthetic pesticides, so we generally recommend a more frequent treatment cycle, such as monthly, when using these products. Just tell the person you speak with on the phone or the technician who services your property about your preference and we will be happy to accommodate you.

  • How many years have you been in business?
    We are a family owned, locally operated pest control company that has been in business since 1947. For over 75 years, our company has expanded its service area while continuing to provide exceptional customer service.

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