Silverfish Control in South London & Essex Overview
Silverfish are long, thin, segmented and scaly insects that are wingless. They have a pair of long slim antennae at the front and three tail-like appendages at the back and are about 12mm long. They glisten and are silver in look.
Dampness is a health risk. If you find silverfish in your property it is a good indication that there are damp conditions which need addressing.
Damage to Property and Reputation
Silverfish can be located in areas like kitchens, larders but mainly in bathrooms and basements. They can also be found in books and paper which hold moisture, damp cupboards and drawers, behind skirting boards and peeling wallpaper. Silverfish are a warning that repairs are needed and they feed on small food particles and the glue paste on the back of wallpaper. They also feed on glues of bookbinding, pieces of dead insects and may also feed on cotton and linen.
How We Can Help You Help Yourself Quick Tips Check that all the water pipes, gutters and damp proof courses are intact. Look at the floor, walls and ceiling for signs of staining due to dampness. You will have to be quick as they are nocturnal and move very rapidly and will move quickly by turning on the light. Did You Know
The female silverfish lay about 100 eggs in crevices and cracks and these eggs are glued to the surface on which they are laid.