Silverfish Pest Control

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How we treat:

We’ll use our expert knowledge of silverfish biology to effectively and safely prevent and protect your home like it was our own. See how.

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Excel car in front of the house and employee talking to the client
Free pest inspection. Same day service.
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Getting rid of silverfish is as easy as 1, 2 and 3

Visual inspections are conducted, particularly in areas of high humidity, to locate hiding spots, entry points, and assess the extent of the infestation.
We’ll then implement a targeted treatment plan based on our inspection. This often includes applying residual insecticides to key areas.
We may suggest moisture control measures, or the use of insecticidal dusts and baits, to keep silverfish from returning.
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Excel’s proven process

Our proven approach to delivering a pest-free, worry-free environment. Guaranteed.
We’ll inspect your home inside and out, and top to bottom to spot current and potential pest problems.
We’ll assess and correctly identify any active pests. Pest species and biology is considered to choose the right treatment option.
We’ve identified your pests, now we’ll treat them using safe and effective treatment methods with only EPA registered products.
Report Back
We’ll provide service reports via email letting you know who was there, what they did, and what happens next.
Monitor and Maintain
We’ll prevent pests from returning with our ‘set it and forget it’ maintenance plan. Keeping you one step ahead of mother nature.
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You’ll feel great and rest easy knowing your home, family and pets are in good hands.

Your neighbors love us.
Pests, not so much.

“I’m definitely as environmentally conscious as I can be…a lot of these companies come out and they say, we’re the professionals, we’ll take care of it. You just cut us a check and don’t worry about the details. The fact that you explain the details matters a lot.”

— Residential customer

“I did talk to a number of pest control companies, and when I considered the value of their being willing to come out anytime I have a problem I went with them. That freedom to just call is very valuable to me.”

— Residential customer
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Quick reference

Frequently asked questions

What do silverfish look like and why are they concerning?
Silverfish are teardrop shaped insects that are typically silver or gray in color. They have two long antennae and three long bristles that extend from their abdomen. Adult silverfish grow to be about ¾ of an inch long. The most common species of silverfish in the U.S. is called the common North American silverfish. Because of their eating habits, silverfish in your home can contaminate food and damage items like books, clothing, carpets, furniture, pictures, and wallpaper.
Where do silverfish live?
Silverfish are attracted to dark, moist areas, which is why they are commonly found in rooms like bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, storage areas, damp basements, leaky pipes and crawl spaces. Specific spots include showers, sinks, and kitchen cabinets. Silverfish can also be found in areas that contain the items they feed on, which include paper, clothing and other fabrics, and wallpaper. They also feed on the cellulose found in shampoos, shaving foams, and other personal products, which is one reason they can be found in bathrooms.
Why do I have a silverfish problem?
Silverfish may enter a home or business through easy access entry ways, such as cracks and crevices, windows and doors, in search of a warm, damp living environment. With this, they are also in search of a source of food. Some such sources are paper, cardboard, fabrics, stored food, glue, and shampoo. The most common way for silverfish to enter a building is by being brought in on infested items like boxes and packages.
When are silverfish active?
Silverfish are indoor pests. This means that, as long as their living conditions remain ideal, they can feed and lay eggs year round. Silverfish are nocturnal and are only active during the day if the area they inhabit is dark.
What’s the best way to prevent a silverfish infestation?
The best way to avoid attracting silverfish is by reducing moisture levels. This can be done through the use of dehumidifiers and air conditioners. Fixing leaks and wiping out sinks, bathtubs, and showers can also help. It is important to eliminate possible entrances by sealing cracks in the foundation and caulking around doors, windows, and baseboards. Carefully inspect any boxes, newspapers, or packages for silverfish before bringing them inside. Since silverfish can live in so many different areas of a home or business and are active year round, they can become a problem very quickly. To get rid of silverfish on your property call EXCEL today and have one of our experts visit you.

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