Silverfish


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ACES can eradicate all your silverfish, including juveniles and eggs. 

Silverfish are insects from the order Thysanura.

what are silverfish?

Silverfish are cone shaped insects that are about 10 mm long. At their tail they have three distinct tail like appendages.  Mostly active at night they prefer areas with higher humidity. They feed on food rich in carbohydrates. In particular they eat the paste in book bindings, along with paper and also fabrics. They have also been known to eat mould.

Why do I have them?

Silverfish come into a house or business looking for warmth and food. Once they are established they can be difficult to remove.

should i be concerned?

Silverfish do not bite or sting. The do damage books, paper and they can contaminate food. They have also been known to damage fabrics such as chair coverings. 

how does aces get rid of silverfish?

Silverfish need a chemical treatment to successfully get rid of them. You need to mindful of part of their lifecycle that makes them difficult to successfully eradicate- the cocoon stage. ACES uses a combination of treatments to exterminate silverfish. 

It is worth considering moisture levels in the house of business. Is it damp? Could some form of control be suitable?

Are things stored in cardboard boxes? Can you dispose or store in plastic containers  their food sources e.g. paper and books?

WHEN CAN ACES GET HERE?

At ACES we understand the stress that silverfish can cause as your worry about the damage to your pocessions and clothes. You need a solution as soon as possible. We will endeavour to get to you the same day or the very next day.

IS THE TREATMENT ENVIROMENTALLY FRIENDLY?


Our treatments are eco-friendly and GREEN. Our products break down into harmless elements when exposed to soil. At ACES we are EPU approved handlers so we can safely treat your house or business. We are also university trained with all our staff having science degrees in Entomology. The products we will use are based on naturally occurring chemicals, so they are safe for you and your pets.