Silverfish And Cockroach

Silverfish

Silverfish are found worldwide. They are common throughout the UK. They are active particularly at night in bathrooms, kitchens and pantries where they become trapped in sinks, baths, glass and pottery. By day they hide beneath loose floor coverings, behind wallpaper, skirting boards, bath panels and similar places. There are no specific differences between male and females.

Signs of a Silverfish problem:

Evidence of damage to papers, books , leather, textiles
They may also invade packets of dried foods, especially in damp cupboards.

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE

Silverfish have a carrot shaped body and a silvery scaled body and are up to 20mm in length.

REPRODUCTION

The eggs are carefully laid in crevices, in food stuffs or nearby food stuffs.
The female lays up to 100 eggs in total, over a couple of months.
They can take up to a year to reach maturity depending on temperature and humidity and food supply.

IMPLICATIONS OF HAVING SILVERFISH

Silverfish can become a nuiscance, especially in large numbers.
They can cause tremendous amounts of damage to paper, therefore books and other documents.

HOW DO WE GET RID OF SILVERFISH?

The treatment is the use of an insecticide spray to the affected areas. We will also treat any cracks or crevices where the silverfish may rest during the day.

Cockroach Infestations

If someone asked you what was the most detested of all the creatures, then your answer would probably be the cockroach. The cockroach is a brainless creature with a fierce survival instinct. Their only purpose is to find food, water, warmth, and a way to reproduce—and they’re pretty repulsive.

Cockroaches have strong peripheral vision and antennae that can find food, water, and any signs of danger. Their tails have hairs that are so sensitive it can detect the slightest bit of movement.

From conception, it only takes a month for a gaggle of baby cockroaches to be born. If you have 1,000 of these insects in your house, then you could find more than 10,000 just six months later.