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SLIVERFISH IN LAS VEGAS – THE MOST “UNWANTED” LIST PART 13

Silverfish

SLIVERFISH IN LAS VEGAS – THE MOST “UNWANTED” LIST PART 13

 

Silverfish, the next pest on our “unwanted list”, are quite ugly and can be found in homes in all areas of the Las Vegas Valley – in Henderson, Summerlin or in Central Las Vegas.

 

They have thin pale bodies silvery or brown in color with fine scales, feathery legs, two long antennae, and are wingless – they dart around and disappear quickly before they can be captured or killed. Silverfish are about ¾ of an inch long.

 

They are common in homes but are nocturnal pests so you rarely see them. Silverfish are not known to transmit diseases to people but can cause damage to the contents of your home. Silverfish are chewing insects – they prefer starch and simple sugars and will consume anything with these ingredients that are not stored in sealed containers. They will destroy household items such as carpeting and clothing, adhesives, string, books and photographs – almost anything made of fiber. They will also eat dead insects and their own molted skin.

 

Silverfish are sensitive to moisture and require high humidity to survive – so they live in cracks or tight spaces in basements, garages and bathrooms.

 

For help getting rid of bed bugs or other pests you might encounter in the Las Vegas Valley contact GLOBAL PEST SERVICES.  The licensed professional technicians are well trained in eliminating all pests. It is important to treat this problem as soon as possible since bed bugs multiply quickly. Get your quote now!

 

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