Silverfish in the spotlight

There are lots of different pests that can encroach on your home or business and among those that get the most attention are rats and mice, and parasites like fleas and bed bugs. However, there are other creatures that you need to be on the alert for.

For example, if you find evidence of silverfish, you might need to invest in some suitable pest control supplies in the UK.

What are they?

Like a lot of people, you might not be sure exactly what a silverfish is. The insects are small and wingless and they get their name from their silvery light grey and blue colour combined with the fish-like appearance of their movements. Meanwhile, they tend to measure approximately 12mm in length.

They are mainly active at night when they feed on the food debris that can accrue in cracks and crevices.

Are your books at risk?

More worryingly, these insects have a penchant for the starches and gums used to bind books, meaning they pose a risk to these items. If your home or business contains expensive or precious books, this may be a particular concern. They can also cause damage to tapestries, cotton, linen, silk and synthetic fabrics.

While they may be small, it’s important not to underestimate the destruction the creatures can bring. It’s also worth bearing in mind that they can live for a long time without feeding.

A common pest

Silverfish may be more common than you’d imagine. They are a particular nuisance in kitchens and commercial food premises, for example.

Dealing with the problem

If you think your property has been infested with these insects, now’s the time to act. Here at Pest Control Ltd we offer a range of products that may be useful to you and by taking a look around our website, you should find exactly what you’re after in no time.

Thanks to the many years’ experience we have in the pest control industry, we’ve been able to put together a variety of the best silverfish treatment products around. Meanwhile, you won’t have to enlist the services of a professional pest control technician to make use of them. Instead, you can do it yourself, saving you cash.

It’s also worth noting that our products come with step-by-step advice sheets that provide you with all the information you need to carry out a successful silverfish treatment.


For instance, one of our silverfish killer kits comes with a one-litre Pest Expert Formula ‘C’ Silverfish Spray and Rentokil Insectrol Dust. So that you can administer the chemicals safety and accurately, the kit also contains a safety mask and gloves, as well as the all-important information sheet.

This product is designed to treat small to average sized rooms and kitchens.

If you’d like to check out the full range of products we supply, just take a look around our online catalogue.

Easier than you think

With our help, ridding your premises of silverfish may be easier, quicker and cheaper than you think, so it’s well worth investigating your options.

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