What To Do For Silverfish Control?

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Silverfish infestation is a significant outbreak that needs immediate attention. You may be unaware of the depth of the severity of their spread. They are nocturnal, so they are out only in the dark, making them impossible to spot in daylight. 

The Silverfish Control Melbourne services help get the spread under control and prevent further damage. 

Silverfish love humid conditions, so they are found in dark and damp places more quickly than in other spots. 

So to get them under control, look for them in dark cabinets and cupboards and use some of the measures discussed below. 

Ways To Control Silverfish Infestation

Ways To Control Silverfish Infestation

Silverfish damage fibres, fabric, paper, wallpapers, books and more, making them a pest to fear from. They ruin the clothes in the cabinets and food in the cupboards as they love starch, books and whatnot. 

The Pest Control Windermere experts warn against them and advise to be cautious of them. 

Some of the effective ways to control silverfish are: 

  • Seal The Food Source

Sealing the sources of food, storage containers, cans, and more is the best way to keep starch-filled food away from silverfish and not attract them to it. 

Silverfish get food from starch and sugar. So sealing such storage boxes and food may keep them away. Remember, whenever you open such a container, close that back or cover the food full of starch and sugar. 

  • Check For Leakages 

Check for leaking spots in your kitchen area, bathrooms and spaces near the cabinets. Silverfish love to be around moist and damp conditions. They are usually found in dark spots having humid environments. So usually, those cupboards that are not opened regularly have the risk of a silverfish infestation. Ensure you spot these areas and do the needful. 

  • Use Dehumidifiers 

If you cannot help living in humid conditions or have a house near the coast and water bodies, you can try using dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers are suitable for making the atmosphere inside the home or the office less moist and a bit dry. Dehumidifiers ensure that the silverfish get no favourable conditions to live and breed on the property. 

  • Keep Closed Areas Clean And Dry

Declutter and clean the property regularly. Cluttered and closed spaces have risks of a silverfish infestation. Clean the area and ensure there is no litter, damp waste and an unhygienic moist environment that may attract silverfish.  

Use dryers to dry the cleaned and washed area, and ensure when you close the cabinets or fill a space, it is thoroughly cleaned and dried. 

  • Use Essential Oils As Repellents 

Silverfish get repelled with some essential oils’ smells. Using essential oils with a strong odour, like cedar oil, can help effectively repel silverfish. You can spray the oils mixed with water if you want to dilute and spread it on all the areas that may have silverfish infestation. 

You can make it a practice that every time you clean a closed space or spaces that contain starch-infused food, spray the oil and repel the pests like silverfish. 

Ways To Control Silverfish Infestation

  • Check For The Infestation Regularly 

Whether you have had silverfish before or not, despite the fact, check for the infestation regularly. Open the closed areas every week to check for any new infestation. Let the spaces have proper reach so that they do not stay undetected. Inspect the cleaned and washed kitchen areas with moisture retention issues for silverfish and their spread. 

  • Let More Sunlight Enter The Moist Areas Of The Kitchen And Rooms 

Open the curtains of the room, especially study rooms or store rooms, to let the sunlight enter the premises. As silverfish love paper and wallpaper, sunlight will dehumidify the space and make them bright, and the humid conditions unfavourable for the silverish. 

Open the balcony doors and sometimes the backyard to let the sun rays soak all the moisture. A well-dried space is not suitable for pests like silverfish to breed and spread. 

  • Ensure Ventilation And Exposure To Air 

Ventilated space is healthy for living and staying for a long time. Houses are a space you need to live in, so ensure effective ventilation and outlets to circulate the air and airflow. A warm and cool breeze ensures that the moisture and damp spots get exposed to the air and stay dry. Make all the ventilation outlets functional and use airflow to dry the rooms and kitchen area. Even keep your bathrooms free from stagnated water and moisture. 

Silverfish need strong measures to deter them from coming back. If you cannot control the humid conditions inside the houses, you must seek Pest Control Rippleside expert services that can make your lives easy and pest-free. 

The Pest Control Doctor services are ideal for getting the spread of silverfish out of your property and making it safe from pest issues. 

Hire the experts and safeguard your premises from any pest like silverfish infestations. 


Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.


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