Exterminating Silverfish In Southern California Since 1994
Silverfish Control in LA, Orange Co. & San Diego
Silverfish are wingless, flattened, fish-shaped insects, usually not more than ½ inch long. They have long antennae and three threadlike appendages at the end of the abdomen. They have chewing mouthparts and develop without metamorphosis.
Your pest control service will begin with a licensed technician providing a full inspection of your residence and property to identify the silverfish infestation. During the inspection, your technician will identify potential problem areas around your home and yard. After the source of the problem areas have been identified, your technician will point out other potential areas silverfish may be found and offer steps you can take to reduce future infestations. Your technician will create a customized silverfish treatment plan for year-round protection, using the most effective and environmentally-conscious black widow control solutions.
Silverfish Pest Control Service
We not only kill and control your current silverfish, but help prevent any future silverfish outbreaks. Most silverfish infestations originate outside and your technician will focus on the perimeter of the home and outlying areas of the yard. Silverfish are also found indoors and your technician will look for and treat the infestation if found. Future service treatments will be exterior-only, without requiring you to be home or having to worry about scheduling conflicts. Griffin Pest Management offers Monthly, Bi-Monthly and one time silverfish services with no contract required.
Both the inside and outside of your home are always under warranty. We guarantee your satisfaction between regular scheduled maintenance services. If at any time you find yourself in need of an additional treatment between regular scheduled services, call us and we will return to re-treat your home.
Quick Facts About Silverfish
Silverfish usually enter a structure through insulation during construction. They eat a wide variety of foods containing starches and carbohydrates such as rolled oats, dried beef, flour, starch, paper, cotton, some synthetic fibers, sugar, beef extract, dead insects, glue, paste and linen. They can also feed on surface molds in damp areas. They can live long periods of time without food. Eggs are laid in protected areas, such as behind baseboards, and hatch in from 20 to 40 days depending on temperature and humidity.
Silverfish prefer temperatures of 70 to 80F, moist situations and can be found most anywhere in a house. They are commonly found in attics especially if there are boxes of books.
They can do considerable damage to some natural and synthetic fibers, books, and other paper products. Their feeding marks are irregular and surface etching often appears that may not even penetrate paper. They may also leave yellow stains, especially on linens.
Silverfish are unable to reproduce or even to survive in buildings where winter heating and moisture loss results in low relative humidity. Airtight houses with efficient humidifiers that keep the relative humidity above 50% year-round can develop silverfish infestations that are very difficult to control using typical insecticide applications. To achieve control under those conditions, the relative humidity will need to be reduced. Besides cleanup of clutter and other food items that may be supporting the infestation, insecticide applications are required for silverfish management.
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Just wanted to yelp about what great service I received from your rep Joe Wilburn. Recently we have been seeing black widow spiders and with 2 kids around needed to get the problem taken care of. The appointment process was easy and Joe came out and did his job with a good attitude and professionalism. Thank you Griffin!
- Jessica W.
I am so happy I found Griffin Pest Control. They fumigated my home with expert service so I asked them about pest control as I had a problem with black widows in my yard. As a child care provider the safety of my children is very important. I informed them that I couldn't have chemicals around the children so they set up a Saturday service. Joe Wilburn has been treating my home and has always exhibited a dedication to his job and been on time. I have recommended Griffin Pest Control to all my friends.
I have used this company for over 4 years and, for a long time, Glen was my pest controller. I was discouraged when he retired to Texas three months ago. Amazingly, my new guy, Jesse, is even better! He is thorough and pays attention to details that wouldn't occur to me. Just today, he uncovered a lot of brown widow spiders under my patio furniture and obliterated them. I love the way everyone at Griffin talks to me as if they know me and I trust them with any pest challenge. I highly recommend this company.
- Elizabeth M.