Silverfish found in Sun City Homes

Silverfish found in Sun City Homes

Are you familiar with silverfish? If not, the name doesn’t help much. Neither silver nor fish, these tiny insects are much more annoying than helpful. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid getting them so you — hopefully — never even have to worry about them.

Do You Have Silverfish in Your Home?

When you see one or two silverfish on the floor of your bathroom or in the tub, the likelihood is that you have more, perhaps even an infestation.

Since silverfish are nocturnal and secretive, you may not even find any until you already have a problem. In fact, you might find their damage first. Remember that silverfish eat carbohydrates, so they might be causing damage in your home by eating paper (including wallpaper!) and clothing. Look for infestations in areas where it’s dark and/or wet, such as basements, attics, kitchens, bathrooms, gym rooms, and laundry rooms.

Prevent the Silverfish Invasion

Although silverfish can live anywhere, including arid Phoenix, they prefer a humid climate. That’s why they’re so happy in rooms that have water. One way to ensure that you don’t have to deal with a silverfish infestation is to control humidity in your home. Thankfully, our natural surroundings do a good deal of this, but ways you can help include:

  • Keep wet areas well ventilated by turning on fans when showering or in closed laundry rooms.
  • Hang up wet clothes and towels until they’re dry before putting them in the hamper.
  • Transfer freshly washed clothes from the washing machine to the dryer quickly; don’t let them sit in the washer overnight.
  • Keep crawl spaces and attics well ventilated.

If you do believe that you have a silverfish infestation feel free to call Bug Guardian Pest Prevention today!

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Earwigs in Arizona Homes

Earwigs in Arizona Homes

Earwigs are often found in places where there is dampness or moistness, like the bathroom or kitchen. If you notice infestation of earwigs in your house, act immediately to get rid of them. While Arizona tends to be a dry state during monsoon season the increase in storms creates many hospitable places for Earwigs to reside.

What do Earwigs Look Like?

They have an elongated body and a few species are as large as 80 mm in length. While some earwig types do not bear wings, others have wings, but they hardly fly. In case of winged earwigs, the thin and membranous hind wings are folded neatly underneath the short leathery fore wings. Another identifiable trait of pincher bugs is their jointed antennae. With this brief identification guide, let’s take a look at the probable causes of infestation of earwigs in the house and their removal methods.

What Causes Earwig Infestation in House?

Earwig bugs are nocturnal and remain unnoticeable during day time. They come out at night for feeding. Hence, many homeowners are ignorant of the situation, even if their house is infested with these pincher bugs. They primarily feed on a wide variety of plants and insects. A few of them are parasitic and some species cause significant damage to garden plants. Earwigs live and migrate in groups; you can find them in mulch piles, garbage, lawn debris, and vegetation. When food is scarce and climate is dry, they may enter the house in search of food and damp condition, mainly through exterior cracks and fissures.


If you find yourself with an Earwig infestation in Arizona don’t hesitate to call Bug Guardian Pest Prevention today!

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