Silverfish Control

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Their shiny, wingless bodies wiggle across the floor dragging their antennae behind them. Silverfish don’t look like ordinary bugs, but these insects are a destructive nuisance in homes throughout northern Virginia. Once they settle in, these pests quickly turn your house into their dining hall.

Hidden Pests

Whether you call them silverfish, bristletails or firebrats, they move into your home by catching rides in paper sacks, cardboard boxes and even furniture. Their unusual shape allows them to nest in tiny crevices, and they often sneak into the house attached to items you’ve kept in storage. Silverfish are nocturnal, so you may not notice them before you see their damage.

Nighttime Foragers

These insects are particular about their diets, and their favorite buffet item is paper. Silverfish activity ruins photographs, framed art work, books and wallpaper. They also feast on cotton and linen fabrics and eat their way through insulation and drywall. You know you have a silverfish problem when you spot the holes and yellow stains that mark their late-night foraging.

Professional Solutions

It takes the latest extermination techniques to eliminate silverfish, and Better Termite & Pest Control can design a plan tailored to your home. Silverfish eggs hatch over a period of two weeks to two months, so we offer follow-up treatments that make sure your bug problem doesn’t return. Silverfish can live as long as eight years, but we stop their cycle permanently.

From family papers to the clothes in your closets, we protect your home from silverfish damage with more than 53 years of industry experience. Our estimates are always free, so give our friendly Better Termite & Pest Control staff a call today for more information about our complete line of services.

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Judith Handjinicolaou
Judith Handjinicolaou
16:11 24 Nov 22
I have been using... better termites and pest control since 1995 when I was recommended to them by the builder that built my home back then. Since then I moved and I went into a townhouse development where you have neighbors and those neighbors affect how you care for your property. Better termites and pest control has been providing me yearly termite inspections, I do exterior treatments for all sorts of different pests six times a year and if I ever have a problem, which I have not, they will come out and identify the problem and tend to it. George the owner is responsive, and caring and I wouldn't go anywhere else. This is an industry where you really have to know what is being provided, the chemicals that are being used, and that services are being done, especially if you're not home for every visit. Better termites and pest control is also quite fair in their pricing and it's a small family-run business. I recommend them highly.read more
JB Grimm
JB Grimm
16:07 24 Nov 22
Rob was extremely... professional. On time. Explained the program fully. Very satisfied!read more
David Smyth
David Smyth
17:17 23 Nov 22
Professional and... efficient.read more