Silverfish Treatment Brisbane

Are you concerned that you might need a silverfish infestation treatment? These pesky pests can leave you feeling paranoid. They hide out of sight, but the damage that they cause is very real. Thankfully, silverfish treatments are highly effective and will drive the tiny pests out of their hiding places with minimal disruption to your life.

Do Silverfish Damage Homes?

This is one housemate that you could definitely do without. Silverfish love to feast on a range of fabrics, wallpaper, paint, clothing, and books. They also love to eat a lot of the same foods that we do, so their damage to your home can rapidly mount up if left untreated.

What’s more, having a silverfish infestation can attract other unwanted critters. Cockroaches, spiders and other insects are all natural predators of this pest and leaving a silverfish infestation untreated can invite more unwanted company.

Signs of Silverfish Infestation

Unfortunately, silverfish are most active at night, which is why they can go about their business unnoticed. Lurking in dark corners of your home, they can rapidly reproduce, turning a small problem into a much bigger one very quickly.

Perhaps you’ve spotted one of these pests lagging behind after sunrise, scurrying across the floor or hiding in a sink or bathtub. Otherwise, you can look out for the warning signs that point to a silverfish infestation:

  • Holes in your clothing (though this could also point to carpet moths)
  • Holes or chew marks in other areas, including boxes, carpets or curtains
  • Damage to books, magazines or other paper documents
  • Minute faecal matter deposits that look a little like black paper

If these signs sound all too familiar to you, then you could have a silverfish problem. To stop things from getting out of control, it’s essential to arrange a silverfish infestation treatment immediately.

The Best Treatment for Silverfish

Our silverfish treatment uses only premium products and won’t take up too much of your time. Using a powerful insecticide, we’ll treat every corner of your home, ensuring there’s nowhere left for these unwanted guests to hide. The entire process typically takes around 45 to 60 minutes.

How to Prevent Silverfish

The best treatment for silverfish is to prevent them from moving into your home in the first place. Whether you’ve just completed a silverfish treatment or you’re trying to avoid making your home appealing to these pests, here’s how you can prevent silverfish infestations:

  • Regularly vacuum your home, ensuring no food debris is left lying around
  • Store all dry food in an airtight container so that silverfish can’t get in
  • Don’t keep excess books or paperwork lying around in your home
  • Put away all of your clothes and consider boxing up any that you aren’t using
  • Reduce the moisture in your home using a dehumidifier

Even with preventative measures, your home isn’t necessarily impervious to these pests and a silverfish treatment may still be necessary. If you need silverfish pest control in Brisbane, get in touch with Blue Chip Pest Control for a fast, affordable quote.


  • What do I need to do to prepare for the treatment?
    • Outdoor preparation – remove all clothes from the outside of the house, pet bowls, kids toys, close all windows, put kids and pets inside.
    • Clean the floors before the day of the treatment as it will need to be left for at least one week before moping.
    • Internal preparation – cover/put away all food, baby toys, and feeding items.
    • Kids must leave the house for at least 2 hours before the inside part of the treatment starts.
    • Pets must be put outside.
    • The tidier the house the more thorough the treatment.
  • Will the spray affect my pets outside?

    Most of the year, the spray will dry within 15 minutes and is not dangerous to dogs or cats.

  • Does the chemical smell?

    The chemicals have next to no smell and most chemicals we use are water based.

  • What is involved in the treatment?
    • A big part of silverfish treatment is getting into dark areas like storage cupboards and around the carpet seams around the edge of the walls.
    • Silverfish like cool, dark places so it is important to prepare your house, such as removing all items out of storage areas and placing them on beds so the areas can be thoroughly treated and moving furniture away from the walls so the areas can be sprayed.
  • What chemicals do you use?

    We mix different types of chemicals together for this type of treatment. One chemical is a surface spray, the other is an IGR (integrated growth regulator). This will improve the results of the treatment.

  • I am seeing silverfish on the ceiling.
    • Silverfish also live in wall cavities and roof voids. Lights and ventilation in the ceiling usually provide access points for them to enter your living areas. Therefore, as part of our silverfish treatment we fumigate these areas with a dual active insecticide powder. This coats the hard to reach places around power etc where liquid pesticide cannot be used.
  • How long before we can wash the floors?

    One week.

  • 💡 More information on silverfish.
    • Lay up to 100 eggs in its life.
    • Takes 6 weeks to grow into an adult.
    • Eggs take around 3 weeks to hatch.
    • Can live for up to 8 years.
    • Silverfish eat sugar and starch from things like books, soap, hair, wallpaper etc.
    • Don’t need to eat for up to 300 days if water is available.