Silverfish Pest Control

If you have holes in books or cardboard storage boxes, it’s time for silverfish pest control.

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Prevent Silverfish Destruction With Terminix Canada Silverfish Pest Control

When you need to get rid of silverfish in your business, Terminix Canada’s silverfish pest control is what you need. Don’t let the name fool you; silverfish aren’t fish-like but take their name from the pest’s silvery scales that are metallic in appearance. Wingless, nocturnal, fast and destructive feeders, silverfish often cause damage to your property without you noticing.

Ultimately, silverfish invade businesses in search of moisture. Constantly searching for moist areas and inhabiting anywhere that is damp, they’re often discovered in basements and loading bays where cardboard storage boxes are. Silverfish pest control is often a necessity for schools, libraries and bookstores. Why? Because they love paper and eat the edges of book pages and bookbindings.

Terminix Canada is your best bet when getting rid of silverfish. Our fully trained silverfish exterminators are backed by over 90 years of pest control experience. Using industry-leading silverfish treatment for effective silverfish removal, a visit from our team means you can get back to business with true peace of mind.

Silverfish In Canada


Size: 12 to 15 mm long.

Colour: Brown, grey or silver.

Behaviour: Flat and shaped like a carrot, silverfish can be found anywhere throughout a structure. They readily feed on books, cloth, and sometimes dried meats or dead insects. Female silverfish lay one to three eggs per day in concealed crevices or beneath objects. These will hatch in about 43 days. Young silverfish look exactly like the adults, except smaller. These insects have longevity, commonly living a minimum of three years.


Frequently Asked Questions

DIY silverfish pest control tactics include sticky traps, baits and crevice sprays. Elsewhere, silverfish infestations can be kept at bay by keeping food sources contained and dehumidifying damp areas of your business. While this is all well and good, you stand a much greater chance of success by calling Terminix Canada.

We use industry-leading tools that are proven silverfish killers. DIY silverfish pest control may work once but isn’t half as effective as our purpose-built silverfish treatment. Get the results you need and a silverfish-free business with Terminix Canada.

Silverfish are active year-round, from January to December.

Silverfish don’t bite, sting or carry pathogens so their threat to humans is minimal. They’re more of a meddlesome pest and threaten belongings more than anything. These creepy looking pests possess a love of paper and often eat the edges of book pages, bookbindings, and wallpaper glue. They even eat clothing too.

Silverfish always search buildings for moisture and food sources high in sugars and starch. Capable of surviving for weeks without food or water, they enter businesses through door gaps and foundation cracks. Silverfish infestations can start from simply leaving cardboard boxes in loading bays for too long.

Signs that a silverfish infestation has taken place include holes in books or cardboard storage boxes. Fecal matter resembling small peppercorns in infested areas also suggests silverfish have made themselves at home. Elsewhere, yellow stains on clothing, books and papers is a warning sign.

If you’re wondering how do you get rid of silverfish in your business, you’ve come to the right place. Effective silverfish pest control requires ongoing maintenance. To reduce the chance of silverfish infestations occurring in your business, you can take many precautions. These include keeping food sources contained, reducing harbourages, regularly vacuuming flooring and furniture, and using dehumidifiers in damp areas. Moreover, installing plastic sheeting on the ground in dirt crawlspaces can help. As can applying graded landscaping to allow water to drain away from your business.

Preventing silverfish infestations is tough since they are nocturnal and fast. Save yourself the struggle and call Terminix Canada instead. The best way to get rid of silverfish is utilizing our reliable silverfish treatment. Backed by over 90 years of pest control experience, we’ll put our expertise to work so you can get back to business.

How Terminix Canada Silverfish Pest Control Works

Silverfish Inspection

On your initial service, we’ll hunt high and low for silverfish, documenting our findings in a comprehensive inspection.

Silverfish Defence

We’ll treat the interior and exterior of your business, targeting the silverfish you see and the ones you don’t. Outside, we’ll establish an effective perimeter around your property.

Silverfish Monitoring

During ongoing service treatments, we’ll come back to treat outside your business, fortifying the perimeter to keep you protected. Our custom silverfish treatments adapt with the seasons to address seasonal silverfish activity in your area. This way, you’re protected all year long.

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