Let’s face it; ants in your home can be a considerable annoyance. Small insects and pests like ants can make the surroundings filthy and are critical in your own residence if you do not hire an expert ant avoidance service in a timely manner.
Silverfish are wingless nocturnal bugs with a grey or bluish-silver pigmentation. These bugs have a hard exoskeleton and resemble a fish in appearance. Their head houses two long antennae and there are three prominent bristles on their rear. They are usually about 12-19 mm long with movements that can be likened to the swimming of a fish. They are usually hard to be pinned down because they move very fast. Silverfish are very tolerant and can survive most climatic conditions. They thrive well in moist, dark places such as floor or wall cracks, attics, basements, kitchens, stores, bathrooms and garage. You can find them in storage boxes, abandoned book stores, old stacks of magazines and window or door frames. They also prefer areas with moderate temperature levels (usually room temperature) and abundance of food supply. Their habitat attractions are usually fabrics and papers. Silverfish conveniently feed on carbohydrates (sugars, starch), textiles, papers, molds, shampoo, dried food products, glue, silk and dead insects. Although, Silverfish do not bite humans, they are very destructive to properties.
Silverfish are creepy but their reproduction is somewhat interesting and fast. There are three phases in the reproduction of Silverfish: the first phase which lasts over half an hour features the face to face positioning of the male and female with their antennae touching with intermittent withdrawal. In the second phase, the male silverfish runs away from the position and is chased by the female. The third phase, the female meets up with her “romance partner” and they stand side to side with the heads and tails touching. The male’s tail vibrates and releases a sperm capsule, spermatophore which is absorbed through the ovipositor into the female’s body to fertilize her eggs. The female lays about 2-60 eggs at once and they are deposited in hidden places.
The presence or infestation of silverfish may be unnoticed for a long time until major damages are done. Detection of silverfish infestation is majorly through their droppings, cast skins or damage inflicted on properties through feeding. Silverfish may also be seen under bathtubs or dishwashers.
We at Mega pest control understand how devastating silverfish damage can be- we therefor present to you the three “I” of effective silverfish control.
We suggest a combination of techniques for a faster and more effective result. We hope you find these tips helpful and rescue your homes from Silverfish infestation.
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