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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.

I would definitely recommend this company. Very fast response time and Steve gave us lots of good advice on how to deal with the problem we were experiencing and how to rat-proof the garden. Would certainly go back to MIDS if we need a pest controller in the future.

May 2019

MIDS are great, any issues they are out straight away, no messing. Jake attends my site when supposed too, a very nice guy and helpful. Would certainly recommend his and MIDS services.
June 2019

"Amazing service! I called Mids Pest Control about a suspected wasps nest outside my bedroom. I am terrified of wasps and needed someone to come and check it out quickly. They swung by between jobs and were at my property in 10 mins. I wasn't home but they offered to check the external anyway! My housemates let them in and they disposed of two wasp nests in my loft in absolutely no time and called me to update me immediately. They were very friendly and very effective and a great price. Obviously, I hope I don't have to call them out again but would highly recommend! Outstanding service!"

Karene Horner-Hughes

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