Problems Caused by Silverfish
Primarily just a nuisance pest. Silverfish are not known to transmit any diseases or cause structural damage to homes. For the most part, homeowners, museums and librarians detest silverfish because of its appetite for books, paper, and similar artifacts. In these situations, damages can be costly. The accumulation of dead silverfish and their scales may lead to allergic reactions.
Signs of Infestation
Besides seeing the insects scurrying from place to place indoors, the most common sign of a silverfish infestation is the damage they inflict upon book bindings, wallpaper and certain fabrics found in and around the home. The sight of small irregular-shaped holes and staining may hint at the presence of the silverfish.
Silverfish can be difficult to eliminate with sticky traps or other store-bought baits. While infestations may not reach large enough numbers to draw attention, the insects are resilient and sometimes return even after they are believed to be eliminated. To ensure complete eradication from the home, call Ally Pest Control.