Mantis Pest Control is a friendly, family run business providing an affordably priced and reliable service in silverfish control, Australia’s leader in effective pest control. When it is a reliable and thorough silverfish treatment you need, Mantis Pest Control are the team to call!

A common pest to most Aussies is the silverfish. Silverfish are small, wingless insects who’s habitats are usually dark and damp. Whilst they seem relatively harmless, they can cause unsightly damage which is where high quality silverfish control and silverfish treatment.

Silverfish Treatment

Effective silverfish treatment and silverfish control begins with understanding their behaviours. Silverfish are at there most active during the night. Roof spaces, laundry rooms, and under sinks are prime locations for Silverfish. If Silverfish are left untreated, they can do real damage because of their food sources. Silverfish prefer vegetation but will eat almost anything organic, this includes food products like beef and floor. The real damage can come when silverfish dine on your wallpaper, cottons, and linens.
The feeding habits of silverfish cause problems for homeowners. This ancient pest feeds on products which are starchy, sweet and high in protein. Included in this list are glued paper (book bindings), cereal, clothing, gum, paste and wallpaper. The silverfish is a wingless insect with long antennae.

Silverfish prefer dark, damp, warm places such as bathrooms, kitchens and roof voids and are most active at night. Popular hiding locations include bookcases, windows, door frames and in closets.

Damage caused by silverfish feeding include uneven holes in paper, books and flooring. They sometimes leave a noticeable yellow stain on material such as linen.

Hundreds of eggs are laid in cracks by the female silverfish, over a period of a few weeks, several batches of eggs are laid. They usually hatch in one month if warm temperatures are present. Once the eggs hatch, nymphs (a smaller version of the adult) emerge. The nymphs increase in size until they become adults three months later. Adult silverfish usually live two to three years.

Silverfish dislike light, airy places, so store goods they might seek in the proper place. Silverfish can spread over a property very quickly and in great numbers owners may have to vacate the premises for a short time. Catching any escaping silverfish is essential to prevent re-infestation. Dust treatments are long-lasting and effective with supplemental treatments.

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