Many people see silverfish in their homes most commonly in the bathrooms or along the ceiling. What homeowners don't realize is that the silverfish has a cousin known as a Firebrat. Firebrats like the attic areas where as silverfish like the lower levels of the home. One of the most common nesting areas for Firebrats is the attic especially if the home has a tile or shake roof. These types of roofing hold moisture which the Firebrats love when you also add the warmth of the attic. Silverfish also like the moisture but prefer the crawlspace under a home rather than the attic up above.
Firebrats can be difficult to treat if you have a shake roof for them to hide in. We go after them in two ways the first is to use a spray or dust residual product that the Firebrats will track through and absorb. The second option is to go after them with granular baits that Firebrats will feed on. Silverfish in the crawlspace under a home can also be treated in two ways by either baiting or spraying. The last option for Silverfish and Firebrats is spraying around the foundation with a residual product. Silverfish and Firebrat most likely will take one to three applications to eliminate the problem. More treatments may be necessary if the home has a shake or tile roof.
As like most of our services these pests are covered by a one year