Silverfish

Silverfish Control Solution

Ultimate Pest Control provides an industry leading Silverfish Control Solution. Our technicians service Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, and Leinster. We provide service to residential and commercial properties. Silverfish are a fairly common pest. It is important to treat an infestation. As they can be very destructive. Our solution, treats silverfish bugs quickly and effectively.

Silverfish Control Solution:

  • Inspection to Locate Source of Infestation
  • Silverfish Spray Treatment
  • Preventative Advice
  • Disinfection Service
  • Follow-up Service
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All About Silverfish

Silverfish are very common pests in Ireland. They are also called Carpet Sharks or Fish Moths. They are nocturnal and move very fast. Their movements resemble a fish.

They prefer humid conditions. Consequently, they inhabit dark and damp places. For instance near a water tank in an attic. Also around bathroom sinks.

They feed on carbohydrate food debris. As well as other starchy substances. For example, glue and wallpaper paste. They also eat paper products and even plasterboard.

The reproductive cycle lasts 60 – 80 days. They lay their eggs in crack and crevices. And in batches of 40. Eggs can hatch in 2 weeks. However, in some cases, it can take 2 months.

Species of Silverfish Found in Ireland

The Silverfish:

  • Silver/Grey in Colour
  • Roughly Measure 12mm in Length
  • Shaped like a Teardrop
  • Three Long Bristles on the End of Tail
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Are Silverfish Harmful?

Silverfish are not necessarily dangerous. As they do not bite or cause disease. However, they can be quite destructive. They eat materials such as paper, paste, and even plasterboard. In large quantities they will cause significant problems. In fact, they cause property damage. As a result of a large infestation being left untreated. 

What Do Silverfish Eat?

  • Carpets and Carpet Glue
  • Plasterboard, Wallpaper and Paste
  • Dust & Dandruff
  • Clothing
  • Books & General Paper Items
  • Food such as sugar and cereal.

Do you have an Silverfish Infestation?

As silverfish are small and nocturnal, you may spot the signs you have an infestation, before you spot a silverfish.

  • Yellow stains or dust left behind from their molting skin
  • Damage to books and paper
  • Irregular feeding marks. Notches or holes along surfaces
  • Small, black droppings. Similar to peppercorns.

Can I Prevent a Silverfish Infestation?

Ensuring good ventilation can prevent silverfish. Alternatively, using a dehumidifier in moist areas can help. 

Cleanliness is very important. Vacuum regularly. Ensure floors and counters are clear of food debris. Additionally, store food in airtight containers.