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Prevent Silverfish Destruction With Terminix Canada Silverfish Control

When you need to get rid of silverfish in your home, Terminix Canada’s silverfish 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 home without you noticing.

Ultimately, silverfish invade homes in search of moisture. Constantly searching for moist areas and inhabiting anywhere that is damp, they’re often discovered in attics, basements, garages and sheds. Silverfish control is also required when you spot silverfish in home libraries too. Why? Because they love paper and eat the edges of book pages, bookbindings, and wallpaper glue.

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 rest comfortably in your space again.

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. In other words, everywhere from the basement to individual floors, the attic to roof shingles. 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 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 home. 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 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 home 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 your 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. Elsewhere, pet owners should stay vigilant over their pets eating silverfish.

Silverfish always search homes for moisture and food sources high in sugars and starch. Capable of surviving for weeks without food or water, they enter homes through door gaps and foundation cracks. Silverfish infestations can start from simply leaving dirty dishes out too long.

Signs that a silverfish infestation has taken place include holes in wallpaper, 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, wallpaper, books and papers is a warning sign.

Effective silverfish control requires ongoing maintenance. To reduce the chance of silverfish infestations occurring in your home, you can take many precautions. These include keeping food sources contained, reducing harbourages, regularly vacuuming carpets, 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 home.

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 sit comfortably again.

How Terminix Canada Silverfish 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 home, 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 home, 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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