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Silverfish in yer missus’s knickers drawer, you’ll bloody know about it! 

Shiny wingless silver science fiction bugs, that’ll make your sheila scream like she’s just seen an alien!

Federal Pest Control provide safe and effective Pest Control for all types of Silverfish in South East Queensland from Moreton Bay down to Northern Rivers. Silverfish are an annoying nuisance pest that can cause great destruction in your home to your belongings. They  feed primarily on things that contain starches. They are attracted to glue, book bindings, paper, sugar and textiles and clothes. 


4 Signs you have a silverfish problem


1. Seeing a live Silverfish

Seemingly obvious, but you may not realize they are a problem unless you can accurately identify a silverfish. Silverfish are up an inch long, wingless insects that have flexible, slippery scales on their body and resemble a fish. They are shaped like a teardrop and range in color from brown-gray to bluish-silver. Since they are nocturnal, you may not see them often, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t around.


2. Silverfish Droppings

Silverfish droppings are fairly unique, so it’s useful to know and can sometimes be helpful to identify them. Their droppings resemble small, black peppercorns and are found in areas where silverfish frequent like kitchens, basements, garages, wardrobes and drawers. Without careful examination, silverfish droppings could be easily missed or brushed aside as general dust or debris.



3. Silverfish Damage

Probably the most common and easiest way people stumble upon a silverfish infestation is by finding damage that they have caused. Silverfish love to eat starch like papers, book bindings, adhesives, wallpaper, and even clothing and linens. If you holes chewed through items like these, you might be dealing with a silverfish problem and should seek professional assistance.



4. Shedded Skin

Throughout the Silverfish’s life cycle these insects shed their skin. Coming across these outer shells that are small and delicate, can be another important clue to a possible infestation with proper examination. Like many other insects, the silverfish bug shed their skin as they go through their lifecycle.  The most likely places to find silverfish shells would be in the kitchen, bathroom, wardrobes or drawers.



Got a Silverfish Problem? Call 1800 647 996

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Frequently Asked Questions

We advise acting quickly fast when it comes to taking care of silverfish infestations. Silverfish reproduce very quickly and are harder to exterminate than most people believe. If you don’t get on top of  the infestation quickly, they will cause damage to your home and belongings and can make it much more expensive to get rid of them.

Silverfish eat anything starchy, such as paper, cardboard, books, textiles, fabric, clothing, linen.

Yes, silverfish are a very destructive pest and can cause a great amount of damage to your wardrobe as they are known to eat Cotton, Linen, Silk, Leather, Rayon.

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