Silverfish Prevention Tips
The silverfish is an alien-like creature that can make any homeowner jump when they are seen wiggling across their kitchen or basement floor. Silverfish have a unique appearance; they have a long, slender, flattened body with three long bristles coming off of their hind-end.
These shimmery grayish-blue pests will catch your eye as they move across a surface in a wiggly fish-like manner.
Adults grow from between 1/2 and 1 inch in length. Silverfish can be a year-round problem for Owings Mills property owners as they enter homes and businesses looking for a warm humid place to call home.
Silverfish aren’t just a nuisance pest, they can cause extensive damage to personal belongs as they feed on books, wallpaper, photos, fabrics, and foods stored in the pantry.
To protect your property from being invaded by silverfish we offer the following prevention tips:
Reduce humidity levels in your home be installing dehumidifiers in basements and attic spaces; make sure that crawl space are adequately ventilated.
If your property does not have gutters, have them installed to help direct rainwater and excess moisture away from your home; if you already have gutters make sure they are in working order.
Seal cracks in your home’s foundation and exterior walls; caulk spaces found around exterior windows and doors, install door sweeps on all exterior doors, especially basement doors.
Limit their food sources by storing dry goods in plastic or glass containers with airtight lids; clean up crumbs in kitchen and pantry areas on a daily basis.
Protect personal items from being damaged by these pests by storing them inside of plastic containers with tight fitting lids instead of in cardboard boxes.
In addition to the above prevention tips, the best way to protect your Owings Mills property from silverfish is to implement a year-round pest control program from American Pest. Our professionals will quickly be able to rid your property of these damaging pests and prevent future silverfish from invading!
Protect Your Owings Mills, MD Business From Pests
What is a good way to help keep long-term employees, keep customers coming back year after year, and protect your company’s bottom line?
The answer, of course, is to put into place a commercial pest control program to protect both people and property from the dangerous and damaging pests that often invade Maryland commercial facilities.
Our ProCare program was developed in conjunction with our staff entomologists and works to effectively protect a wide range of businesses from invasive pests. This program utilizes our S.T.A.R. approach to commercial pest management and includes a professional survey of your property, the targeted treatment of pests, the analysis of treatment outcomes and a report detailing our findings.
Our commercial pest control services also provide our commercial customers with the benefits of emergency pest control services, a customer care center that is available 24 hours, and the peace of mind knowing that if in between visits a covered pest problem comes up, we will return to take care of the problem at no additional charge to you!
Examples of industries and businesses that we service include hotels, motels and other lodging facilities, hospitals and nursing homes, retail stores, educational facilities, restaurants, government offices and more!
Bed Bug Treatments Available In Owings Mills
When it comes to treating invasive, blood-thirsty bed bugs, you are going to want something that is completely effective, eco-friendly, fast and discrete; at American Pest, we have something that meets all those qualifications and more! Heat, you read right, heat!
Heat is a very effective way to kill any and all bed bugs found living in your Owings Mills property at any stage of their development. Egg, nymph, or adult, no bed bug can survive heat. In addition to heat treatment we also offer the following options to treat for and eliminate bed bugs:
For more information about inspecting for and ridding your property of bed bugs contact the Maryland bed bug control experts at American Pest today!