Silverfish live in homes all over the world. In some cases, the infestation becomes a big problem. One or two sightings is normal, but if you start seeing them everywhere, you may have a bigger infestation. If you do have a problem with silverfish, contact a professional exterminator to inspect your home. Silverfish are attracted to damp, moist areas. Basements are the perfect breeding grounds for silverfish. Aside from eliminating the silverfish, you have to eliminate the problem that is attracting them.
Silverfish are attracted to bathrooms and behind walls that do not have a moisture barrier. They can live and survive in any home. The best plan of action against silverfish is a pesticide and a pest management plan to keep the pests out of the home. Many people think that using a bomb for fumigating will kill the silverfish, but the truth is that it can leave residue in your home that can cause health problems. Pest control is not always as easy as one would think. You need to use safe and effective methods to control the silverfish.
Exterminators are qualified and trained in effective methods of pest elimination. Many will offer a free estimate to help you make your decision. You should not attempt any pest control yourself with any over the counter pest control products if you do not have knowledge about chemicals and the hazards associated with them. You need to find out where the pest is coming into the house before you can eliminate them completely. Future inspections will need to be done to ensure the silverfish are gone for good. A qualified exterminator can do home inspections when you have a pest management plan.