Squirrels

UK Squirrels: Here in the UK, we have three breeds of squirrel: Red squirrel – our native squirrel Grey squirrel – also called the Eastern Gray, is an invasive breed coming from North America Black squirrel – technically either an Eastern Gray or Fox Squirrel with a faulty gene that gives it its black coat ..

Bees – How we control them

Why Bees are important There are over 200 types of Bees in the UK, including 25 types of bumblebees! Some of these include: Garden Bumblebee White-tailed Bumblebee Honeybee Bees are valuable pollinators and without them, a lot of our farm produce and plants would not exist, they should be dealt with with respect, and any ..

UK Wasps – What you need to know!

  UK Wasps – What you need to know! When looking for a pest control company to help with any wasp nest issues, it is important that you know the difference between UK wasps. There are two different types of UK wasp – Vespula Vulgaris (also known as the common wasp or a common yellow-jacket) and ..

How to Choose Your Pest Control Company

How to choose your company Being a BPCA member tells customers that the quality of service given by a pest control company is to a good standard. To find a company in your area go to the BPCA website When choosing a company you need to ensure that they have the qualifications in place. Only ..

Hornets in the UK

Types of hornets in the UK European Hornets – Vespa Crabro These pests are the largest hornet native to Europe; they are carnivorous and can be seen as beneficial, they are also known to “hawk” in mid-air for honeybees and destroy whole hives. They are therefore a threat to our environment and need to be ..

Silverfish

Silverfish
  • Colour: white to brown-grey or bluish-silver in colour
  • Shape: silverfish are teardrop-shaped insects
  • Length: 12-19 mm in length
  • Tail: Three long bristles on rear

Capable of thriving in most climates, silverfish prefer to dwell in dark, damp areas such as basements, attics, kitchens, and bathrooms. They are especially attracted to paper and damp clothing. Commonly found in stored boxes in garages and sheds or outbuildings.

Silverfish are known for their destructive feeding habits, oftentimes ruining papers, clothing, and wallpaper. Silverfish feed on carbohydrates, particularly sugars and starches. They have been found in unopened food packages.

Homeowners often transport silverfish indoors unknowingly. When brought inside the home, cardboard boxes and plastic containers recently stored in infested areas can allow the pests to spread. Warm and moist spaces, like basements and crawl spaces, attract silverfish. The pests will enter homes through foundation cracks, torn screens or gaps around doors. Leaving dirty dishes out in the open will also lure silverfish indoors.

MIDS Pest Control is trained to help manage silverfish. Since every home is different, the MIDS Pest Control Officer will design a unique program for your situation. MIDS Pest Control can provide the right solution for you to keep silverfish in their place…out of your home. Most often, homeowners detect silverfish when they find one on the floor or in a sink or bathtub.

Silverfish infestations require professional treatment. Your local Pest Control Officer will be able to assess the situation within your home and determine the most effective methods of extermination for your specific problem. At the first sign of a silverfish infestation, contact your local pest control professional. Scheduling a home inspection may help you get rid of silverfish.

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