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How To Treat For Silverfish In Charlotte, NC


Many households have experienced pest problems in Charlotte. Among these pests are the silverfish. They get to our houses because they prefer dark and damp places like the bathrooms, kitchens, attics, and basements even though they survive in multiple climates. In fact, they are great survivors; did you know that silverfish are older than the cockroach?

Silverfish are not fishes, but insects. They are silver-blue in color and their bodies resemble that of a fish. They are wingless and are small in size, about 30 mm in length. They have long antennae, and they move in a jingling motion similar to a fish.

Feeding Habits And Behavior

Silverfish eat polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are the form in which natural carbohydrates occur, and this is what the silverfish love to feed on. It is found in books, papers, leather, photos, coffee, sugar, and starches. These are all part of their diet.

Like most pests, they are nocturnal and move fast. They can usually be found in kitchens, bathrooms, attics, and basements.

Silverfish As Pests

Physically, they can do no harm. They are not capable of transmitting disease. They do not have venom, and they are not capable of biting humans. This does not mean though, that you should just live with the silverfish in your home. They may also cause allergies to some people.

Silverfish can do a lot of damage to your home. For starters, they can be found feeding on cereals, sugar, flour, pasta, rice, and other dry foods even if these are stored in their boxes. Them they also feed on wallpapers, books, documents, and leather items.

Since silverfish are also prey to some insects, they can easily attract other pests like cockroaches and rodents.


There are many ways to control silverfish in your homes. Here are some of the most effective ways on how to stop them from doing damage:  

1. Use cinnamon. Silverfish hate the smell of cinnamon and will avoid it.  Place some cinnamon in the cupboard to prevent them from attacking your stored foods there.

2. Put some diatomaceous earth in places that you suspect are hiding places of the silverfish. Diatomaceous earth can give the silverfish several tiny cuts which would make them bleed to death or dehydrate them.  

3. Seal off cracks and crevices. These may be used as entry points of the silverfish.

4. Make sure to control the humidity levels in your house. This is the type of environment in which the silverfish thrive.  

If you already are having problems with silverfish infestation, you may call Go-Forth Home Services Company. Call the professionals Go-Forth is a family-owned, locally-operated extermination company that is operating for 60 years now. They have excellent experience not only in silverfish extermination but also with many other pest problems like ants, cockroaches, rodents,  bed bugs, mosquitoes, etc. The company has a special team of technicians who can evaluate your homes or offices on what type of service that is just right for you.

So just pick up that phone now and let their team of professionals at Go-Forth Home Services take care of your silverfish problems in Charlotte. Just dial (877) 274-1475 to set an appointment.  Our friendly operators are standing by.