Silverfish Control

Silverfish are known for being destructive and can cause big problems in large numbers. They generally damage books, photographs, paintings, plaster and other household items containing starch or cellulose. Highly prevalent on the Gold Coast due to hot and humid weather.

How to diagnose silverfish activity and signs

  • Characterised by a silvery-blue colour, tiny scales and wiggling movements resembling that of a fish – may also be referred to as fish moths or carpet sharks.
  • Feed on carbohydrates, especially sugars and starches.

How to get rid of Silverfish

  • Deny silverfish sustenance by keeping dust and debris to a minimum, vacuum rarely disturbed areas in the home and store food in containers with tightly sealed lids.
  • Silverfish love humid conditions and thrive in kitchens, laundrys, bathrooms and other dark, isolated areas. by fixing leaks in pipe work, improving ventilation and using dehumidifiers can help discourage silverfish.
  • You may find them in books, wallpaper, paintings, fabrics, carpets, coffee, sugar, pasta and other food debris.
  • Large and repeated infestations will require professional treatment by your Pest King technician. We recommend for residential properties 12 monthly pest control treatments to keep your home Silverfish free. For commercial clients we recommend 3-6 monthly depending on the pest management plan specified by your technician.

What Silverfish look like

How we treat pests

  • Internal treatment - interior perimeter and skirting boards, kitchens, drains & roof void this eliminates hard to find pests
  • External treatment - placement of an invisible barrier of pesticide; this will keep your home free from any new invasions.

  • Follow up and maintenance -  12 monthly service plan where we will send you a yearly reminder for service. 

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