Pest Control for Fishmoths

Identify Fishmoths

Fish moths, also known as silverfish, are a species of small, primitive, wingless insects that are typically found in Africa, the Americas, Australia, Eurasia, and other Pacific locations. These pests thrive in humid environments that are dark and damp, such as in attics, bathtubs, sinks, kitchens, old books, classrooms, and showers in some urban areas. While they are not harmful or detrimental to your health in terms of bites or disease, they are still considered pests due to their destructive feeding habits.

Fish moths consume matter that contains polysaccharides, such as starch and cellulose, as well as sugar. What this means is that if you have any carpeting, books, clothing, coffee, glue, papers, paints, photos, etc., these fish moths will either destroy the actual item by feeding on it or destroy it in order to feed on it. For example, a fish moth will damage your wallpaper in order to feed on the paste.

As you can see, fish moths can become highly destructive household pests if left for too long. Ironically, other pests like earwigs, house centipedes, and spiders are predators of fish moths. If you are looking for a better guaranteed solution to your fish moth infestation, get in touch with us today!


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