Project Description

Silverfish and Firebrats

The aesthetic destroyer of household scene.

Silverfish & Firebrat

Silverfish and Firebrats:

Silverfish and firebrats are slender, wingless, scale-covered insects, about 13mm long when fullgrown.

They have two long slender antennae, and three long stiff appendages at the tip of the abdomen. Silverfish are uniformly silver in colour; firebrats are grayish, mottled with darker gray scales. A female of either insect may lay 10 to 100 eggs, in undisturbed corners and crevices or in the open. The newly hatched young look like the adults. They grow slowly, taking 1 to 3 years to reach full size. The females, however, are able to lay eggs when they are 3 months old. Silverfish have been known to survive for more than 300 days without food.

Both insects are found in many types of buildings, including new apartment and office buildings, dwellings, bakeries, and libraries, especially in warm secluded places. Silverfish occur in basements, as well as almost any other part of buildings; firebrats are often found in furnace rooms and bakeries, near radiators and heat pipes, and in other warm locations. Silverfish prefer temperatures between 22°C to 27°C; firebrats thrive best at 27°C to 41°C. Both flourish when the relative humidity is high. When the insects are disturbed, they run away quickly and hide.

Silverfish and firebrats eat mainly material of vegetable origin, particularly substances containing starch and sugar. They damage glazed paper, and glued or pasted materials such as bookbindings and wallpaper. They eat bonding glue in wood-processing plants, and are carried to construction sites on wallboard. The insects can damage cotton, linen, or rayon, especially if the fabric has been treated with sizing; and they may become more troublesome as the use of treated synthetic fabrics increases. They are fond of moist wheat flour and other cereal products containing starch.

Cultural Controls:

Silverfish and firebrats, like many other household pests, thrive best where they are undisturbed for long periods. Vacuum and clean your house often, and do not leave stored books and clothing undisturbed for long periods. If you have fabrics of the type favoured by these insects, hang them outdoors occasionally, preferably on a hot, sunny summer day or a clear, cold day in winter. Do not let trash accumulate; it provides ideal shelter for insects of all kinds. Small glass jars, quarter filled with water, can be used as traps, if the outsides are covered with masking tape. The tape enables the insects to crawl up, but they are unable to escape from the jar, once they have fallen in. No bait is necessary.

We employ the Spray method utilizing Dragnet FT to exterminate these pests.

Our extermination technique for an infestation of Black Carpet Beetle

The application of commercially registered insecticide Spray to exterminate Black Carpet Beetles.

First and foremost, we listen to your concerns and questions. Next, we inspect the structure and spaces thoroughly and devise a strategy that commonly involve deploying of commercially registered pesticides to exterminate Black Carpet Beetles.

Insecticide Spray: To exterminate Black Carpet Beetles successfully we employ contact based insecticide spray. These pesticides are commercially registered with the ministry of the environment, and can only be deployed by a licensed exterminator.

The areas of infestation must be cleared out of litter and debris and cleaned before the technician arrives for the application. All residents and pets must vacate for the duration of treatment plus two hours before returning. The insecticide spray is applied in key areas where the Black Carpet Beetles may nest or travel in search for food.

When the Black Carpet Beetles comes into contact with the treated surfaces, the pest gets the insecticide on parts of its body, as well, gradually the pesticide reaches into and invades the pest’s nesting environment. The Black Carpet Beetles expire after some time having been affected by the presence of the active ingredient of the insecticide in the Black Carpet Beetles’s physiology.

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INSECTICIDES SPRAY

BROAD SPECTRUM

Impacts a RANGE of Pests.

RESIDUAL PROTECTION

Several weeks of effectiveness.

GUARANTEED

7 Months Limited Warranty

GUARANTEED REMOVAL

BLOOD SUCKERS

Bed Bugs AND Fleas.

ANTS & COCKROACHES

Flawless Bait Technologies.

ALL OTHER

Creepy Crawlies - GONE.

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BED BUG

BED BUG

CENTIPEDE

FLEAS

COCKROACH

FIRE ANT

SPIDER

WASP