If you notice that a silver bug squirms around your floor every time you move a box or reach your hand in somewhere dark and damp, you could have a silverfish problem. These little insects like to get inside dark and damp areas around your home, and they can eat through paper and other things. Getting rid of them without extra help can be difficult because it's hard to locate them all, and there are some other things you want to take into consideration.

Silverfish Attract Other Pests

You don't just have to worry about the silverfish eating and leaving waste around your home, but it's also a problem that the silverfish are attractive to other pests. You don't want to have rodents and other larger insects coming into the house because they want to feed off the silverfish, and then they have a food supply so they can grow and infest your home.

Expert Help Is Best

You need professional pest experts that can target the pests lingering in between the walls, in the ducts throughout the home, and in the boxes or other things around your house. If these pests are living in your drains or in other hidden places, the experts can treat the areas where silverfish are known to hide to make sure that they kill all adults and eggs. Get a professional consultation to see how bad the infestation is and how bad it will be to get rid of the problem.

You Can Seal Your Home

You want to go around the house and make sure that you add some type of caulk or sealant in the areas where air and insects can pass through. Sealing the home will also stop air loss from being a problem, and you won't have to worry about other insects getting into the property. You also should seal around pipes that come in and out of the house.

If you can see these squirmy and crawly little insects when you turn the shower on or when water comes up through a drain, you don't want to waste any time. Instead, you want to call the experts about getting someone into your home to clean it from the basement to the attic to make sure these pests aren't going to be a problem again and to see if you have other pests throughout the house. The sooner you call, the easier the problem will be to get under control. 

For more information, contact local professionals like American Pest Control Inc.