Catching the sight of silverfish in your home always sparks the question of why do your get silverfish. The silverfish causes can differ depending on your property, but a silverfish infestation can lead to damage in your home. We’re going to explore some of the reasons for silverfish, which will help you in preventing silverfish from infesting your home.
Let’s start with a simple answer to:why do you get silverfish? You have silverfish because they were able to get in. Silverfish are generally considered a warning sign that your home has an entry point that could have been caused by water damage. When water gets into places it shouldn’t be, it will cause mould, mildew, algae and fungi. Over time these will soften the wood, making your home more susceptible to bugs and rodents. Once these gaps are formed and the area is chewed away, moisture pests like silverfish have their access point. We can normally find silverfish in a pest hotspot such as the bathroom.
Silverfish enter our homes because they are looking for food, the same as many other pests. Our homes are full of the perfect foods that silverfish will love. These creatures will take a bite out of your wallpaper, books, linen, shampoo, photos, curtains and many more.
While silverfish aren’t the most desirable house guests for you to have, they’re not a massive problem. In fact, because they’re indicators of a water damage problem somewhere in your home, there presence can be quite helpful. If you find wood rot and moisture damage in your home, it’s important to get these areas fixed as soon as possible. The longer it’s left to fester, the more the moisture issues will cost to repair and this can lead to increased pest infestations and health issues from the mould.
Catch-it can help you diagnose a problem with silverfish, and create a plan to take care of the infestation for you. We will guide you through the process of fixing things properly, so no more pests can get into your home. We have members on our team who are experienced in dealing with these pests, their habits and habitats.