Protect your property from silverfish

Protecting your valued possessions

Silverfish are a common pest, found munching on valued books, family albums, clothes and even food items found in the pantry. The unfortunate case of a silverfish infestation is that they are a problem year-round (although are more active in warmer months). The best course of action for long-term control is to book an inspection and treatment from trusted pest control professionals.

From Preparation to Treatment

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How do silverfish inspections work?

Silverfish are considered a general pest, alongside ants, cockroaches and spiders. The inspection process is thus similar to the inspection of ants, cockroaches or spiders. The technician will locate silverfish breeding sites and observe damage caused (if there is any).

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How do I need to prepare my home for a silverfish treatment?

For our silverfish treatments, residents are not required to do much to prepare their homes. We do not require any moving of furniture for standard treatments, and residents may stay home during treatment (unless otherwise advised by the technician).

For families with unborn or newborn babies, we recommend minimising exposure to any pesticide that you may come into contact with. So, if there are any sprays applied inside the home, we recommend you vacate the home during the treatment.

For pet owners, we recommend removing the animal/s from the area being treated. Dogs and cats we recommend removing any food or water bowls before the service and then replacing the bowls after the service is completed and any products used have dried. If there is a treatment to be carried out to the exterior of the home, the ideal would be if the animal can be moved to a neighbour or friends property whilst the treatment is being carried out, if that is not possible then place the animal in the garage or laundry whilst the exterior is being treated. The animal can be returned outside once the products used have dried (3-4 hours dependent upon weather conditions). For more information in regards to other pets (reptiles, fish, rodents etc.), please visit our FAQ page.

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What methods are used to control silverfish?

Chemical treatments involve dusting or surface sprays where they might dwell or run, space/aerosol sprays to eradicate an existing population if it is more confined. The best form of control is to remove the food source if possible.

Back to Preparation


Professional versus DIY pest Control

  • Home products and techniques can rarely get rid of all cockroaches from homes and businesses.
  • Our technicians know the patterns and habits of different cockroach species. Our unrivalled experience and in depth knowledge helps with the formulating of the cockroach IPM.
  • Our professional pest controllers have specialised equipment to gain access to normally inaccessible parts of the building structure.
  • Our wide variety of products and systems isn’t found in hardware stores, supermarkets and such.

After-Treatment Tips

Place uneaten food in containers and frequently clean scraps

Throw out unused papers/cardboard boxes

Properly store loose photos, books, magazines or other loose papers in containers

Seal any areas exposed by peeling wallpaper

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