Silverfish Infestation Treatment & Pest Control

Professional removal of Silverfish from £50

All about Silverfish

Find out all about Silverfish, how we treat them below...

Signs of a Silverfish problem

Common signs include...

  • Damage to textiles may occur, such as very small holes.
  • They sometimes eat wallpaper and wallpaper paste, causing unsightly damage.
  • Silverfish are more nocturnal and tend to hide during the day, therefore infestations may go unnoticed over a long time.
  • Silverfish are silver in colour and wriggle like fish out of water, hence their name, and can be up to 12mm in length.

Silverfish are a nuisance pest rather than a threat to health, however, they can be a serious problem when they are present in large numbers. They cause damage to books, wallpaper, paintings, carpets, fabrics and other household possessions that contain starch or cellulose. They are particularly fond of pasta, rice, sugar and coffee.

Silverfish infestation

Photo credit: Killgerm Group Limited

Treatment for Silverfishes

Treatment consists of removing any infested commodities and then the application of residual insecticide to cracks, crevices, floorboards, skirting boards, carpets etc.

So if you have a Silverfish problem just give our helpful team a call, or even if it is just advice that you would like, we will be more than happy to help.

We are based in Chorley near junction 8 M61, we are literally no more than an hour away from anywhere in Lancashire.

The Pesky Silverfish

The Silverfish is also referred to as a ‘ bristletail ‘. It is a silver grey insect that is approximately 10-12mm long,with tiny scales, a tapered body and thrives best in damp conditions.They are wingless and wiggle fast like a fish. During the day they hide behind skirting boards, under floors,carpets, behind bath panels etc.

Signs of Silverfish are small holes in wallpaper occasionaly with yellow stains, discoloration and damage to books,clothes and other fabrics that appear to have been chewed.

Firebrat (Thermobia domestica)

The Firebrat is from a group of insects known as the bristletails. Unlike the Silverfish which is nothing more than a nuisance, within the food industry Firebrats can be a serious problem as contaminants of human food.

The Firebrat is mottled, brownish-grey in colour, wingless and can reach 20mm in length.They thrive in a very warm or hot enviroment such as bakeries and institutional heating systems / kitchen areas (eg hospitals, care homes etc).

Firebrats can eat proteins and fats, but mainly starchy food as the Silverfish. They are often in bakeries on flour, bread, or floor spillages.

Price for Firebrat treatment

We charge the same price for a treatment of Silverfish in domestic premises. However as almost all call outs for Firebrat are by commercial customers with large premises, a site survey would have to be carried out before any quote is given. </div> </div> </div> </div>


Have you noticed that most Pest Control companies don't tell you the price upfront? Not us.

We offer complete reassurance from £50

Complete Silverfish removal is from £50

We charge £50 per visit however only one treatment is usually required for the treatment of silverfish.

The catch

There are no hidden fees and we always tell you the price before we start.

Please note that we're not trying to compete on price alone, we compete on quality and value, otherwise known as getting the job done right and at a fair price.

Our price promise

We are committed to providing you with a first class service at a competitive price.

What’s more, we don’t charge VAT which makes our prices even cheaper. Read more.

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People all over Lancashire have said nice things about us because we take pride in our work and we get the job done. Don't believe us? Take a look at some of the nice quotes below.

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Award winning Silverfish Pest Control

Silverfish control customer satisfaction award

Three years running...

In 2015, 2014 and 2013 we won a 'Safe Trader 123 Certificate' in recognition for our 5 star customer service and regularly receiving positive feedback to the Safe Trader scheme.

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