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silverfish pest control

Common Signs of a Silverfish Infestation and How To Deal With It

Just like cockroaches, silverfish are skin-crawling creatures and fast-moving nocturnal pests. They love moist, humid, dark environments and feast on old papers, magazines, books, etc. They breed rapidly if the infestation goes unnoticed,

We at Knockdown Pest Control offer effective services to eliminate silverfish. Here are some signs that a silverfish infestation is present on your premises:

  • Silverfish’ food habits reveal the secret about their existence. You will find your magazines, books, and the old paper turned into tiny bits, clothes chewed, etc. Yellow stains are present around the damage.
  • People detect these pests fallen on humid places like a washbasin, sinks, bathroom floor. These creatures cannot crawl up easily.
  • Roofs voids or subfloors are also breeding places for silverfish, and you may spot them crawling around these areas.

Preventing a Silverfish Infestation

While silverfish establish their infestation slowly, once they reach that level, they breed fast and are difficult to remove. However, there are several measures you can take to limit them from reproducing in your home, such as:

  • Remove their food source, and that becomes the first step to get rid of them. Minimise dust and dirt in your surroundings by keeping all spaces clean and dry.
  • They love dark corners. So, vacuum your house, especially the dark places and corners, to reduce their number dramatically. Seal the vacuum bag contents before disposing it.
  • Do not leave any food particles on the floor and clean the floor regularly.
  • Use air-tight containers for edible items in your home. This will prevent food infestation by these pests.
  • High humidity levels are the favourite haunt of silverfish, though they can survive in any environment. Use various ways to control humidity in your house such as, using humidifiers, and sealing leaking pipes. You can also install air-conditioners or fans in humid places like the kitchen, spread cedar shavings in unused corners etc.

These measures can help prevent silverfish infestation on your property.

Hire Professionals For Silverfish Control

The above mentioned DIY measures to prevent silverfish are useful for a short period when you spot them. However, they cannot provide a permanent solution to eliminating them from your house and the surrounding environment. Silverfish live and breed in various dark areas you may not even think of. The more efficient way to get rid of these creepy creatures is to hire the services of the well-known pest control companies. We have experienced professionals to handle the silverfish pest control. You benefit by hiring us because:

  • We have experienced professionals for silverfish prevention and control.
  • We stick to agreed schedules.
  • We meticulously treat all areas of existing and potential infestation in your house.
  • We ensure that environmental-friendly products are used in silverfish pest control.
  • Our services are not only cost-effective but also carry the guarantees for the work done.

We make sure that the silverfish are eliminated from your property quickly and efficiently. For more information, call Knock-Down Pest Control today! You can reach us through our Contact Us form or call 1300 262 463, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Cockroach Control

What’s Involved in Professional Cockroach Control Services?

Some people are petrified at the sight of a crawling cockroach, while almost everyone finds it disgusting. Cockroaches breed abundantly in unclean places and are carriers of harmful diseases. But that does not mean that spotless houses will not have a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches are very mobile creatures migrating from one place to another in no time.

Cockroach infestations spread from one property to another property in a short time. The outbreak can get out of control because these pests are very fast breeders. So if you see one cockroach, you can be sure of much more hiding in various places and breeding rapidly.

Generally, you will not see these creatures during the daytime. These are nocturnal creatures and emerge of their hideouts after dark. That is why you may not even have an inkling of their existence until their population multiplies dramatically. You cannot control their breeding unless you opt for preventive pest control services and hire trustworthy pest control professionals like Knockdown Pest Control.

As one of the most well-known companies in the pest control industry, our clients prefer us for our efficient and effective services. We have years of experience in handling cockroach pest control on a variety of residential and commercial properties, regardless of the scale of the cockroach infestation.

 

Cockroach Control – Methods and Procedure

  • Before starting the pest control treatment, our professionals carry out a detailed inspection of the property to identify the extent of the problem, the type of cockroaches, and their hiding places.
  • To eradicate the cockroach infestation and prevent them from breeding on your property, the professionals use a mix of products in their work.
  • Cockroach baits placed at strategic spots lure the cockroaches to come out from their hideouts. We spray subfloors and roof voids with insecticidal powder.
  • As an extended precautionary measure, they carry out cockroach control for the perimeter of the building, so that cockroaches from nearby properties do not spread into your property.

 

What You Can Expect

Cockroaches do not die within a day or so of the treatment, though the initial results are very effective in controlling the infestation.  It takes about two to three weeks to bring the infestation under complete control, and this is truer about German cockroach infestation. It takes some time for cockroach baits to show effects. Even multiple visits may become necessary in case of a severe German cockroach infestation to get rid of them completely.

 

Best Cockroach Control Solutions

We attach priority to the health of your family members and pets. Our company has extensive experience in handling a variety of cockroach infestations and ensure they use only safe, impactful, and environment-friendly products for our treatments. We are a customer-centric company and schedule the cockroach control work to suit your convenience. Our work guarantee ensures that the job is executed correctly the first time around

We make sure that the cockroaches are eliminated from your property quickly and efficiently. For more information, call Knock-Down Pest Control today! You can reach us through our Contact Us form or call 1300 262 463, and we’ll be happy to assist you.