Silverfish or fish moth is a small wingless insect. They are a common pest species throughout Australia. They prefer to eat items with high starch content, cotton fabrics, paper, silk, glue, small organic materials and also some synthetic fabrics. Just like most of the insects, silverfish prefer a dark quite environment and they are found most active at night.
They prefer to make their nest in largely unused areas like storage rooms, dusty roof spaces, wall cavities, basements, bookcases etc. They also roam extensively around the building while searching for new food and locating sources of water. How does your house get invaded by silverfish you ask? Well most of the time a silverfish infestation is done when the adults or their eggs are transported into the building in infested cardboard boxes, cartoons, furniture and any other items.
At the beginning an initial inspection is really important, it should be carried out in the premises for evidence of nesting and habitat locations of the silverfish. The extent of the infestation and specific pest control options available are high emphasis on safety and effectiveness. The treatment is often required for effective control from silverfish invasion.
The roof void and wall cavities are treated with a Pyrethroid Insecticidal dust using specialized equipment and other areas in your home like basements, storage rooms are treated with a Pyrethroid liquid insecticidal spray. When you find that there are silverfish in your place then it’s better to get the help of a professional pest control service.
The cost usually varied as each and every service provider uses their own unique insecticide for pest removal. And the cost also depends on silverfish species, size of property, extent of infestation, ease of access and other nesting sites. Also while using the service make sure to confirm the warranty period. All professional pest controllers provide a warranty for their services during that time if your house gets infested by the pests again then they will do the job for free.
You can use even cure the silverfish problem yourself but you must know that pesticide safety, there are many very cheap prices for silverfish control. These service providers uses pesticides which are far cheaper, less effective and solvent based pesticides which can be harmful in premises where occupants may suffer from asthmatic or other bronchial aliments.
Also when selecting a pest controller its way too easy to get a NSW Gov work Cover issued pest control license and start up a pest service of their own. Some pest controllers use unsupervised trainees who have little knowledge of silverfish pest species or silverfish control pesticides. So make sure that you make the right choice while selecting a good service provider for silverfish treatment.