Do you think you know every kind of insect pest infestation that can possibly threaten your nice, clean house or office? Did you think cockroaches and bed bugs are as bad as pest infestations can get, requiring a call to an experienced Freehold NJ exterminator?
What if we told you damp areas around your home or office can be a potential breeding ground for a different type of pest? Firebrats (also known as silverfish) are a quarter of an inch long silver gray insects that might almost be mistaken for cockroaches, but are much faster and more agile.
How They Get In
Firebrats can be carried into a building through boxes that have been kept in damp areas and carry infestations. They also travel in packs and can move into a damp, enclosed area on their own. Once they find a food source, they prefer to set up camp near it. Since they consume a large variety of materials, there are many places within your dwelling that would seem like an all-you-can-eat buffet to firebrats.
They’re Bad News Because They…
1. Eat into and cause damage to furniture, clothes and books.
2.Cause contamination of food and water supplies.
3. Weaken the foundation of a dwelling by eating into the building cracks and creating nests in the hollowed out areas.
4. Large scale infestations require the expert handling of a freehold exterminator to be removed, which can be expensive.
If you have firebrats, make sure to call Allison Pest Control today to get fast treatment.