Silver Fish

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The silver fish are wingless teardrop-shaped insects, with an oval, flattened and elongated body. They have three long tail projections at the end of the abdomen and two long antennae. They measure between 1.2 cm and 2 cm and pass from egg to adult with no visible changes in appearance. Its color can be white, greyish-brown, bluish or silver. They have a metallic sheen as they are covered with fine scales. They are nocturnal insects and they move very quickly.

An infestation of this pest can go unnoticed for long periods, allowing for exponential growth. This pest reproduces very quickly. Depending on the species, a single female can produce anywhere from one to three eggs per day. Each individual can live for two years, so it is extremely important to eliminate them completely and quickly.

In order to better control them, it is recommended to seek professional treatment as soon as possible. Truly Nolen guarantees good quality service with a personalized approach.

The silver goldfish prefers to live in damp places as they need high levels of humidity to survive – usually between 75% and 95%.

Most household insecticides prove ineffective over time, with brief periods of relief, usually followed by another infestation.

This pest is harmless to the human body, but is considered a family pest due to consumption and destruction of property, causing damage to clothing, books, papers, food in pantries and wallpaper.

They leave small holes in what they bite and can cause a yellow tint to materials. They can be responsible for contamination of food products and other types of damage, although they do not transmit disease.

 

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FAQ

What is a pest?

A pest is defined as an outbreak of a species that becomes harmful to humans or that disturbs ecosystems, interfering with the balance of a habitat. Pests cause various epidemic diseases to humans and even animals. A pest is usually associated with a high number of a particular species that leads to ecological imbalances and can be composed of insects, mites, birds, among others.

How can I know if I have an infestation at home?

There is often a pest in your home, without it being easily detectable. Many species hide or protect themselves when they sense the human presence, manifesting when we are not there. For this reason, you must pay attention to signs such as feces, marks, food or noisy objects for example. These are small signs that can mean you are in the presence of a pest, even if it is not visible.

Why should I ask for professional help to eliminate my pest?

Truly Nolen advises you to ask for professional help to ensure that your pest is eliminated. The combination of experience with extensive research and development results in the best protocols prepared to solve any pest problems. The continuous training of our technicians ensures correct execution, guaranteeing the effectiveness of the service, which results in the total elimination of your pest. If you try to do it in an amateur way, you run the risk of not only not eliminating the pest but also making the situation worse.

Does pest control change with the season?

Yes. Truly Nolen and its research and development team have created a proactive program aimed at identifying and addressing the changes in the behavior of each pest from season to season. For example, in summer insects multiply more than in winter, which requires an adaptation in the pest control service. Products and equipment can be changed, as well as the methods used.

Why is it so important to have year-round pest control monitoring?

A very common mistake when talking about pests is to believe that the warmer seasons are the only times of the year when they pose a threat. This is not true, many pest species pose a year-round threat. What does exist is a change in behavior from one season to another, which does not mean that protective measures are less necessary. It is important to have pest control during the four seasons of the year so that your safety is always assured.