Are silverfish and firebrats invading your New York home or business? Our professional exterminator team uses unique pest control methods to quickly eradicate the problem. If not taken care of, an invasion of silverfish and firebrats can lead to severe damage in your home or office.
Silverfish and firebrats are normally active during the night, while they hide during the day. Typically, they can be found in the following places:
- Rooms on lower floors
- Closet shelves
- Behind baseboards
- Behind windows
- Behind door frames
Outdoors, silverfish and firebrats can be located in the following areas:
- Bark and leaf mold,
- Ant, termite, bird, and animal nests
A frequent question our exterminator team receives is how do these insects get inside my home? Silverfish and firebrats can get inside your New York home by traveling in new furniture, food, old books, old starched clothing, and paper. Luckily, silverfish do not multiply quickly, so a large infestation means the insect has been in your home for a very long time.
At The Bug Stops Here, we recommend following the pest control methods listed below in order to prevent a silverfish and firebrats invasion:
- Keep your house clean
- Remove old stacks of newspapers, books, magazines, and spilled foodstuffs
- Lower relative humidity by using a fan or dehumidifier
- Reduce available water
- Repair leaky plumbing
- Clean excess water from laundry area
If silverfish and firebrats have taken over your home, contact The Bug Stops Here today for a free estimate.