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Voles Can Cause Costly Damage to Landscaping

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Vole Burrowing Can Disrupt Root Systems

Voles spend most of their time burrowing in their elaborate, far-reaching den network, although they can sometimes be seen running along above ground as well. One of the clearest telltale signs of voles in your yard is the appearance of well-traveled, above ground routes or pathways that connect one burrow opening to another.

However, these paths can sometime prove difficult to spot, as they’re commonly covered with a protective layer of grass or foliage, which is usually adequate to protect the runway from sight. These burrow openings, which can appear suddenly and in worrying numbers, are usually about one and a half to two inches in diameter.

Further evidence of voles, apart from their burrow openings, is the appearance of fresh grass “clippings” or small droppings which are usually greenish in color. As these droppings are exposed to oxygen, they tend to turn brown or grey over time.

Voles are active through the year and can operate even in frozen climates. In the winter, they have the ability to burrow layers of snow and up to the surface. Vole populations tend to fluctuate from year to year, but under favorable conditions and with access to enough food, their numbers can increase rapidly and they can quickly become pests.

volesSeveral families can occupy a single burrow system, and they size of the system depends largely on the availability of food in the area.

Voles can and typically do breed through the year, although peak mating times often occur in the spring. Females mature very quickly, usually in about thirty-five to forty days, and can give birth to up to ten litters a year.

Litters usually consist of about three to six young, although it’s uncommon for voles to live longer than a year in the wild.

Most voles usually will not venture inside human habitations; most of the damage they cause will be outdoors. During prime vole breeding seasons, outbreaks of vole populations can lead to fairly serious economic issues, as voles have been known to destroy crops and gardens, and their burrowing disturbs the roots of many other kinds of plants.

volesMoreover, they can also cause costly damage to landscaping, which may have to be replaced completely. Although voles are poor climbers and prefer to remain underground, they can sometimes climb up on low hanging tree branches and cause damage to trees off the surface of the ground as well.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas vole removal experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If voles have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced vole removal experts.

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Beetles Can Pose Problems on Farms and Gardens

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Beetles Pose Agricultural Threats, Especially During Summer

Many species of beetles can prove damaging to humans, especially in an agricultural sense. These insects feed on plants, other small insects, or animal fibers, depending on the species. While some species are characterized as pests on farms and in gardens, while some other species, such as the ladybug, often prove beneficial to humans by killing harmful insects.

Beetles come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be found all throughout the world. Some species are long and slender while others are rounded or oval shaped. They have firm antennae and chewing mandibles, and are characterized by their very firm, hard wings, which are often mistaken for their outer shell.

They fold their front pair of wings over their back pair, which are waterproof and protect the beetle from damage and dehydration. Interestingly, despite their two pairs of wings, beetles are poor fliers.

beetlesFlour and grain feed on food products in homes, and have also been known to damage food production/storage facilities and stores. June beetles, on the other hand, attack lawns and landscapes and attack the roots of grass, which might necessitate costly replacement in the long run.

During the fall and winter, these insects may become an even more prevalent pest to homeowners, because they’ll constantly be trying to make their way inside your home to escape from the cold weather. During these periods, you may be able to spot hundreds of beetles clustering around the outside of your home as they try to spot an opening.

In general terms, they can be divided into three different categories, which allows pest control experts to more accurately identify and exterminate the offending species. These categories include food product beetles, wood-destroying beetles, and fabric-infesting beetles.

Some kinds of beetles can be removed simply by using a vacuum of a broom, but your pest control profession will be able to recommend the best means of removal. Moreover, many different types of beetles and other insects are attracted to floodlights outside the home or business. Therefore, it’s a good idea to switch from white lightbulbs to the less enticing yellow lights.

beetlesIn the summer months especially, it’s important to remove food or compost that supports beetle development and reproduction. Likewise, moisture control is an important step in controlling beetle infestations. Make sure that areas like basements, bathrooms, and attics are kept as moisture-free as possible.

Some popular removal methods that pest control companies may choose to employ include using a pheromone-based beetle trap, which will effectively attract and immobilize the beetles. This will serve to determine the location of ingress and help you to administer insecticides effectively.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas beetle control experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If beetles have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced beetle removal experts.

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Carpenter Bees vs. Honey Bees

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What Are the Principal Differences Between These Two Species?

Carpenter Bees, or wood boring bees, are often mistaken for large bumblebees. Though both are relatively harmless and help to pollinate flowers, carpenter bees can cause cosmetic damage to your home and other wooden structures. Differentiation between these two species can be made through identification of color, size, and living habits.

Carpenter bees have shiny black bodies covered in fuzzy hair, while large bumble bees have black and yellow stripes and are the largest in size of the bee species. Carpenter bees are also oval in shape, with short, straight antennae.

Male carpenter bees have black bodies with white or yellow heads and do not have a stinger, and are therefore harmless. Females, however, are completely black, and though they do have stingers it is rare that a female becomes aggressive unless physically handled.

If a female does choose to become aggressive then she may sting several times due to the fact that female carpenter bees’ stingers are not barbed and the stinger does not become unattached from the body after a single sting. Each bee is around 3/4th – 1 inch in length, about the relative size from a person’s cuticle to the first knuckle.

beesBoring bees are solitary insects and do not have a social lifestyle unlike honey bees  which live in nests and interact with other members of their hives. Due to their solitary lives, wood boring bees do not have queens, instead, after mating the females will choose to construct new homes for their offspring.

Each female bee will bore a perfectly round hole in a tree, or in an unpainted wooden structure. These holes are too small to cause structural damage, only cosmetic damage. Once the initial entrance is made the female will then create tunnels that will be used to store eggs, and then the female will close up the tunnels with nectar to be eaten when the eggs are newly hatched.

beesHatching happens in the month of August after 7 weeks of being laid. After a short growth period from larvae to pupae and then to full adulthood, these insects will go into hibernation for the winter, and emerge again in the spring between the months of March and April.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas bee control experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If bees have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced bee control experts.

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Squirrels in Winter

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Attics Are Attractive Hiding Places for Squirrels During Winter Months

Attics are ideal entry points and nesting places for destructive vermin like mice, rats, chipmunks, and squirrels. As any homeowner beset by such a problem will likely be aware, the fist and most obvious sign of the presence of squirrels in one’s home is the supremely irritating sounds of bumping and scratching that can be heard across the upper floors and walls.

Squirrels are more at home in trees than on a flat, ground-like surface and as long as there is adequate shelter from predators, a squirrel will make it’s home just about anywhere.

squirrelsAs the weather continues to get colder, especially in areas like Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, an attic is the ideal home for a squirrel, as it’s warm, dry, and virtually perfect for both nesting and storing food. Moreover, an attic is the perfect place for squirrels to breed, as they’re usually well out of the way of predators—meaning that homeowners beset by this particular problem should immediately search for means of dealing with the problem in order to avoid an infestations.

It’s worth nothing that an infestation of squirrels could mean anywhere from two to twenty of these animals obstinately tearing up your property, and as with any animals that have a tendency to invade homes—insect or otherwise—they’re almost impossible to get rid of when they invade in large enough numbers.

Calling your local wildlife control experts in certainly a solution, but it should be noted that such a measure is generally fairly costly, though they can generally be relied upon to remove the pests to a different location, as opposed to just killing them outright. On the other hand, the enthusiastic homeowner does have a number of options at their disposal to deal with the problem themselves, including trapping and removing the squirrels manually.

squirrelsHowever, this squirrel removal method is generally easier said than done, as it requires the amateur to accurately identify all entry and exit points that may or may not be hidden around your attic. For the untrained civilian, this is not small task. Assuming that the individual in question has successfully managed to identify all of the points of ingress and egress, the next step is to block all of these points except for one. If done correctly, this means that the squirrels have no other option than to use the exit in which the trap should be placed.

Appropriate squirrel-sized traps can be purchased at nearly any hardware store, and should be placed in or near the squirrels’ point on entry. Follow the instructions provided by the trap’s manufacturer, and ensure that the trap is mounted correctly. When a squirrel is successfully captured, it may then be removed to a different location, which usually means that the critter in question will not be invading your attic again anytime soon.

Cantu Pest Control cares about safe and humane trapping of the wildlife that has invaded your home or business. We believe that wildlife invaders do not have to be killed in order to solve the invasion. After our squirrel removal professionals have properly and thoroughly employed measures that will eliminate future wildlife infestation then the property owner may choose to have any wildlife in and around the property caught in humane traps.

If squirrels have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced squirrel removal experts.

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Controlling and Exterminating Crickets

cricketsAlthough they seem harmless, crickets can do considerable damage to your lawn during the summer months. When crickets appear in large numbers, their constant feeding on foliage can begin to take a real toll. Most species are active at night, which is when you’ll most likely hear their characteristic chirping.

Crickets can be found wherever there’s a bit of shelter, including under rocks, logs, and in tall grass. Mating season for these pests usually occurs during late summer. During this time, they’ll burry their eggs in the dirt where they’ll remain safe throughout the winter.

cricketsThe eggs will hatch during the spring and summer of the next year, and the whole process will begin anew. This is a challenging time for homeowners because crickets will eat almost any organic material, including any plants you may have in your yard as well as beneficial insects. That said, they also serve as a food source for predators like centipedes and birds, ensuring a healthy ecosystem.

In rural areas and on farms, crickets can be especially dangerous pests. They have a propensity to consume crops at an alarming rate, and can economically devastate an agricultural operation.

Crickets can sometimes find their way indoors and make their homes in hidden or inaccessible spaces, like the cavities inside walls. Once there, they can drive some homeowners crazy with their ceaseless chirping which can be aurally magnified by the walls of a home.

Apart from their incredibly loud and grating chirping, crickets trapped inside homes often feed on clothing and carpeting, making them an economic threat as well.

As is the case with many different types of pest control threats, a mixture of approaches and treatments is usually required to ensure that the infestation is taken care of. If the problem persists it may be a good idea to introduce predators of the cricket to your property, like cats, birds, or spiders, all of which will help to curtail the population of these insects.

Pest control professionals will also help to seal cracks in walls and foundations to ensure that more crickets can’t find their way inside your home in the future.

cricketsThese pests are most active during the summer months, and are attracted by garbage left outside and by electric lights, both of which can be found on the property of the average homeowner. Crickets resting on vertical surfaces like walls and light posts, especially during the summer, is not an uncommon sight.

During the winter, however, they will move from these exposed areas to sheds and crawlspaces because of the warmth and moisture they provide. It’s during this time that crickets will likely try to worm their way inside your home. They’ll be drawn by the warmth, light, and the easy availability of many different food sources.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas cricket removal experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If crickets have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced cricket removal experts.

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The Challenges of Silverfish Removal

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Damage Caused by Silverfish May Require Costly Repairs

Silverfish consume polysaccharides that can be found in starches, as well dextrin, which can be found in adhesives. Book bindings, carpet, clothing, coffee, dandruff, glue, hair, paints, paper, photos, plaster, and sugar are among their favorite foods, and an infestation of silverfish can lead to extensive property damage, as the population will continue to consume household items to feed its members. This extensive damage is the main reason most homeowners decide to take silverfish removal seriously.

Likewise, silverfish have been known to cause damage to tapestries and will also eat cotton, dead insects, linen, silk, and even their own molted exoskeleton if food is especially tight. In times of limited resources, silverfish can live up to a year without eating.

Silverfish are small, wingless insects that have been found throughout the world, including Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. They prefer warm, moist climates, and, as such, prefer to congregate in areas of the home like attics, basements, sinks, kitchens, and showers. Silverfish can also continue to thrive in the colder winter months as long as they have access to shelter. When conducting a silverfish removal regimen, these areas should be a top priority

These nocturnal insects typically measure from around a half-inch to an inch in length, and are known for their tapered abdomens, which lend them their fishy appearance. Newly-hatched silverfish are whitish or pale blue, though they develop their silvery hue as they age.

The silverfish is known for its unique mating ritual, which was three phases and can last over half an hour in some cases. Once complete, the female will carry the eggs to term, which usually lasts between two weeks to two months, and then deposits the eggs in groups than fewer than sixty as once. In fact, it’s quite uncommon for a female silverfish to lay more than 100 eggs in her lifetime.

When the silverfish babies, known as nymphs, hatch, they’re typically pale white and look like smaller adults. As the nymph grows older, it will molt and eventually take on its characteristic silver appearance. Silverfish are among the very few types of insects that continue to molt after reaching maturity.

Thanks to their nocturnal habits, a silverfish infestation might go unnoticed for a long time, which can make successful silverfish removal even more difficult. When the damage has been correctly identified and diagnosed, however, your pest control profession will be able to put together a plan of attack that works best for your situation.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas silverfish removal experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If silverfish have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced silverfish removal experts.

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Carpenter Ants vs. Termites

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Carpenter Ants and Termites Both Threaten Wooden Structures

Carpenter ants are among the most common ant species found throughout Texas. They are an extremely adaptable species and have been known to thrive in outdoor and indoor environments.

In broad terms, these ants prefer semi-moist and humid environments and usually nest in trees, tree stumps, fallen logs, fence posts, ceiling beams, roofing boards, and even inside attic insulation.

There are twenty-five different species of carpenter ants in the United States, each will slightly different behavior and appearance, which means that identifying these pests can be difficult. They can range anywhere from three to thirteen millimeters in length, and have been known to sport colors like black, brown, yellow, orange, and red.

Thanks to their tiny size, these ants can go undetected for long periods of time if they choose to nest inside your home. By the time their presence become apparent, extensive damage to your home may have already been done.

Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat the wooden structures in which they nest. Rather, they break down and remove the wood in order to enlarge their nesting space. Depending on the size of the colony, the amount of wood that these ants are able to destroy over time can be extreme.

Although these pests have the ability to break down and remove cellulose material, they usually prefer to move into preexisting cavities like termite galleries, or areas that have been gradually worn down by rot. These areas prove especially attractive to carpenter ants as they search for a nest because of the naturally moist conditions. Keep an eye out for piles of sawdust-like material or similar wood shavings that may be collecting around suspicious holes. This removed wood material is one of the telltale signs that carpenter ants have been expanding their nest in the vicinity.

The appearance of worker ants will be the most obvious sign of an infestation in your home. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that carpenter ant workers can vary in size within the same species. Likewise, these pests have been known to traverse great distances as they forage for food, meaning that even if you spot some of these ants around your home, it shouldn’t be taken as conclusive evidence that they have decided to nest inside your walls.

When trying to determine the nesting place of a carpenter ant colony, check these kinds of areas first. One you determine the nest’s exact location, it’s possible to treat the infestation with an insecticide dust or aerosol spray. However, attempting to administer these pesticides on your own is ill-advised, as the improper application of these toxins may inadvertently harm other residents or pets.

Baits have traditionally not been successful in dealing with carpenter ants, but your local pest control expert will be able to determine which extermination method will be the best fit for your home.

If ants have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.

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Preventing Formosan Termite Infestations

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Formosan subterranean termites are among the most destructive pests in the U. S.

The Formosan subterranean termite is a particularly nasty invasive species from China that has spread throughout the North America. Their destructive capability raises economic concerns in places like Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth. The Formosan termite was originally transported to the United States from Asia and has adapted extremely well to its new environment.

The Formosan subterranean termite is sometimes called the “super-termite” because of its incredibly destructive capabilities, which is due, in part, to the incredible size of their colonies and the rapid rate at which they consume wood. The number of individuals in a colony can vary, but they can easily number in the millions given optimal access to resources. A mature Formosan termite colony has the ability to consume upwards of 13 ounces of wood a day, and they can forage up to 300 feet in any direction through many types of soil.

Naturally, the presence of a colony poses a serious threat to nearby man-made structures, and they can cause irreparable structural damage in as little as three months. It’s interesting to note that once established in a particular area, a colony of Formosan termites has never been fully eradicated—only temporarily deterred.

These termites have been known to infest a variety of structures including boats and high-rise condominiums and routinely cause massive treatment and repair costs. However, it’s most common to see Formosan termites in the southern areas of the United States, because their eggs will not hatch in temperatures below 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Formosan termite is far and away one of the most destructive pests in the United States. Experts estimate that it costs homeowners upwards of $1 billion annually in order to prevent and redress issues caused by these termites. In New Orleans alone, for example, somewhere between 30-50% of the city’s historic oak trees are infested with termites, which costs the city about $300 million every year in upkeep costs.

In an effort to control the ever-expanding populations of these pests, the use of pesticides has raised costs for consumers and led to negative effects on the environment like the contamination of water supplies due to runoff.

Formosan termites will eat nearly any object made of wood, including other materials containing cellulose, like paper and cardboard. Although these insects feed mainly on wood, they’ve also been known to chew through foam insulation boards, thin lead and copper sheeting, plaster, asphalt, and some plastics.

The queen of a Formosan termite colony has a life span of about 15 years and can produce up to 2,000 eggs per day. Workers and soldiers have a life span of around 3 to 5 years.

If termites have made unsightly appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.

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Removing Moths

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Some Moths Will Consumes Both Fabrics and Foodstuffs

Although moths can appear harmless, they can sometimes cause significant damage to both stored food and fabrics. Species like the Indian meal moth, the Angoumois grain moth, or the Mediterranean flour moth are the most commonly attracted to pantry and cellars, while species like the webbing clothes moth or the casemaking clothes moth are much more likely to be hanging around your closet. In either case, it may prove costly to replace materials that have been rendered unusable by moths, meaning that catching an infestation early-on is ideal.

Moths often gain access to homes via contaminated food or clothing, essentially hitching rides on these materials and letting human activity do the lion’s share of the work. It’s also possible for household pets like dogs and cats to transport hitchhiking moths into your home. Moth larvae can often hide in feathers or hair, meaning that it can be very hard to detect them with the naked eye. Once inside your home, these moths will likely search out dark, out-of-the-way places in order to continue breeding.

Once you’ve actually confirmed that moths have made their way inside your home, there are a number of methods for getting rid of them. One viable option involves the use of pheromones to lure moths into traps. This method requires the user to set the trap close to infested areas and basically requires them to wait for the moths to fall into the traps. While these kinds of traps are often effective, only some types of pheromones effect certain species of moths. In order to ensure that your pheromone trap is operating efficiently, it may be necessary to enlist the help of your local pest control expert to help identify exactly which species of moth is infesting your home.

Another possible solution to a moth infestation is to simply vacuum them up. The problem with this method, however, is that it’s quite easy to miss a lot of the very small and hard to spot eggs that may be hidden away in the lining of clothes, underneath shelves, and between the fibers of clothing or carpets. While vacuuming may help to clear away some the larger and easier to spot adult moths, this method will likely need to be supplemented with other means in order to ensure that your extermination efforts are successful.

If you’ve determined that a number of moth eggs are still clinging to your clothes even after a vigorous vacuuming, it’s possible to get rid of these errant eggs by storing your clothes in an extreme-temperature environment for a short time. For example, if you place the bagged clothing in a freezer for about three to four days, the intense cold will have almost certainly killed any offending eggs or larvae. In the same way that bedbugs can be killed with the use of excessively high or low temperatures, the same effect can be achieved when dealing with moths and their offspring.

If moths have made unsightly appearances in your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.

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Invasive Silverfish

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Silverfish Will Seek Out Moisture In Summer, Warmth In Winter

Silverfish are some of the most curious insects that might invade your home, turning your basement or bathroom into its semi-private quarters. They are small, wingless insects that have been spotted all over the world on practically every continent except for Antarctica. They prefer warm climates, which explains why they might seek out human habitations, especially during the winter. These insects will most likely gravitate to moist areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and basements, and have sometimes been known to hang around plumbing surrounding showers and sinks.

These strange-looking insects somewhat resemble fish—as the name implies—and are usually silver, grey, or blueish in color. Silverfish even resemble fish in the way they move, propelling themselves with a kind of lateral motion that likes like a cross between swimming a flopping around.

These nocturnal insects typically measure from around a half-inch to an inch in length, and are known for their tapered abdomens, which lend them their fishy appearance. Newly-hatched silverfish are whitish or pale blue, though they develop their silvery hue as they age. Unlike other members of the order Thysanura, they have two small, compound eyes. These insects are completely wingless, though they’re adept runners and can, in fact, outrun most of their prey. They have a set of long antennae, and tend to move in a sort of wriggling motion which resembles that of a fish.

The silverfish is known for its unique mating ritual, which was three phases and can last over half an hour in some cases. Once complete, the female will carry the eggs to term, which usually lasts between two weeks to two months, and then deposits the eggs in groups than fewer than sixty as once. In fact, it’s quite uncommon for a female silverfish to lay more than 100 eggs in her lifetime. When the nymphs hatch, they’re typically pale white and look like smaller adults. As the nymph grows older, it will molt and eventually take on its characteristic silver appearance. Silverfish are among the very few types of insects that continue to molt after reaching maturity.

As previously mentioned, silverfish consume polysaccharides that can be found in starches, as well dextrin, which can be found in adhesives. Book bindings, carpet, clothing, coffee, dandruff, glue, hair, paints, paper, photos, plaster, and sugar are among their favorite foods, and an infestation of silverfish can lead to extensive property damage, as the population will continue to consume household items to feed its members. Likewise, silverfish have been known to cause damage to tapestries and will also eat cotton, dead insects, linen, silk, and even their own molted exoskeleton if food is especially tight. In times of limited resources, silverfish can live up to a year without eating.

Naturally, silverfish are considered pests because of their propensity for property destruction. They are not known to transmit diseases, though they frequently contaminate human food sources with unhealthy bacteria. Some chemicals like Permethrin and Deltamethrin have been known to kill silverfish con contact. However, since both of these chemicals are technically classified as toxins, their administration by an amateur should be avoided.

Silverfish will be most active at night, and might not ever been seen during the daytime, even by a vigilant homeowner. This means that damage can grow and remain undetected for a long time. When the damage is discovered, it could be fairly serious and may even require extensive repair. A pest control professional will be able do determine if your home is host to a silverfish infestation, and will then be able to prescribe the most appropriate course of action.

If silverfish have made unsightly appearances in your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.