Silverfish are tiny, nocturnal insects that are about 12mm long and feed on carbohydrates like glue in books and dead insects. They are often found in bathtubs and sinks.
Unfortunately, DIY silverfish treatments are largely ineffective. For the best results with silverfish control treatment, call one of Able Pest’s professional pest control experts in Honolulu, HI.
The name centipede is literally translated into “100 legs,” a fitting name for the multi-legged insect in the Chilopoda class. Centipedes can have anywhere from 15 to 177 pairs of legs-and are elongated with segmented bodies. Centipedes prefer to hide in dark, secluded, wet areas, particularly during the chillier months of the year. Most centipedes will enter homes or offices, but they’ll generally do so at night. This is why it’s common to notice centipedes earlier in the morning in areas that tend to be more damp – like bathrooms, closets, crawlspaces, etc.
Elimination of centipedes starts with elimination of their food source. This may involve removing the source that is attracting centipedes to your home in the first place. Take care to reduce moisture, seal entry points, and set sticky traps to further reduce the presence of this particular pest.