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Fox Pest Control’s Long Island Silverfish Exterminator Service

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Silverfish aren’t harmful to humans, but they are harmful to your belongings. Silverfish will find warm, damp spaces inside your Long Island home such as basements and crawl spaces. Once inside they will eat starchy materials such as grains, fibers and fabrics. They will eat stored cereal, the glue from book bindings, silk and other textiles. Silverfish get their name from their shiny silver color, and can be identified by the 3 prong antennae on their backside. Once in a home, silverfish can be hard to get rid of and they can multiply quickly. If you have a silverfish infestation in your Long Island home, call an exterminator. Fox Pest Control is here to help eliminate silverfish in your home.

Signs of a Silverfish Infestation

You might already know you have a silverfish infestation, but here are a couple of the most common signs silverfish exterminators look for on Long Island. 

Sightings

You want to get rid of silverfish because they can  come into your home through openings around windows, cracks and crevices in your foundation, or they can even fall out of light fixtures when they infiltrate attics or roofs.

Damage

You’ll know you have a silverfish infestation when you start to see chewed on books, wooden chess sets, wallpaper, or natural fibers in clothing like cotton. These can appear as holes, wormlike trails, or chewing marks.

Things You Need to Know About Silverfish

Helpful Silverfish Prevention Tips: 

home door and window

Seal common entry points.

water droplets

Reduce moisture in and around the home.

cleaning supplies

Clean up before and after meals.

kitchen baseboards, cabinets, and countertops

Reduce hiding places by cleaning around kitchen appliances and other potential hiding places. 

clear all debris

Clean up the yard: including branches, leaves, and woodpiles, especially those near your home.

How Do I Get Rid Of Silverfish?

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Call Us

Think you have a silverfish problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (631) 458-5003 for a free Long Island silverfish control quote.

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Schedule Service

Schedule NY same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

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Service

Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized silverfish treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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Report

You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain silverfish free.

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Follow Up

We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the silverfish don’t come back. If you see any silverfish activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!

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Why Choose Fox Pest Control on Long Island

Here Is Why You Should Call Fox Pest Control

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How To Get Rid Of Pests | Fox Pest Control

With over 50 years of combined experience, we have treated more than 85,000 homes and businesses just like yours.

We take pride in offering courteous, prompt, and professional service that includes our 5 Step Home Protection Plan.

  • Inspect the exterior of your home to identify potential pest problems
  • Remove cobwebs and wasps’ nests within reach
  • Address exterior pest entry points such as weep holes and plumbing gaps
  • Apply a pest control treatment around the exterior perimeter of your home.
  • Provide a detailed service report and helpful preventative tips.

If you see pests, call us.

We take care of our Fox Family by providing FREE in-home inspections, FREE estimates, and same day service at no extra charge. When you choose Fox Pest Control you choose a local certified Pest Pro that will take the time to answer your questions, explain your service options, and provide a money-back guarantee.

Our licensed, certified technicians know how to get the job done right.

Fox Pest control works hard to provide constant year-round protection for your home and family. Why not have one less thing to worry about? Call us today! We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with you.

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

Silverfish Control FAQ

HOW DO I GET RID OF SILVERFISH?

Silverfish are extremely difficult to remove without professional help because they are capable of eating virtually everything. Vacuuming can help scare them out of the open and back into hiding, but ultimately, you’ll want a silverfish extermination solution that can help you feel safe and comfortable in your own home. Call Fox Pest Control today to reclaim your home from these pests. 

WHY DO I HAVE SILVERFISH IN MY HOUSE?

Most likely, the silverfish came from the soil around your house. Maybe the soil near the house dried out, so they made their way toward a wet spot inside the home to keep from drying out.

ARE SILVERFISH DANGEROUS?

You want to get rid of silverfish because although silverfish don’t bite, they can contaminate your food, and they can certainly be a big nuisance. Once they get inside your Long Island house, they can eat the walls, an old chess set, or even the carpet.

WHAT ARE SILVERFISH?

Silverfish are wingless insects with six legs, two antennae, and three antennae-like structures on their abdomen that look like three tails.

WHAT DO SILVERFISH EAT? WHAT MAKES SILVERFISH A PEST?

Silverfish treatment is important because they can eat almost anything. This destructive ability is one of the things that make this bug a pest for Long Island homeowners.

Silverfish can eat “people food” as well as wallpaper, books, wall studs, and anything made of cotton or natural fabrics

ARE SILVERFISH BENEFICIAL TO THE ENVIRONMENT?

Actually, yes, they are — when they aren’t eating your books, clothes, or walls. These little silvery guys are like the garbage cleanup crew of the world. Since they can eat living or decaying material, they help clean up rotting things, from a dead animal to a fallen tree.

WHERE DO SILVERFISH GET THEIR NAME?

Silverfish get their name from having a silvery coating on their scale-like exoskeleton. They also have a quick, fishlike wiggle in the way they move.

ARE SILVERFISH SILVER? ARE SILVERFISH RELATED TO FISH?

Silverfish have a silvery coating on their scale-like exoskeleton, but they aren’t actually silver, and they’re not related to fish at all. 

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