Your home must be treated all four times regardless of whether you have observed long tailed silverfish or not. The treatment does not cause unpleasant smells and it is safe for humans and pets. However, humans and pets must not stay in the home during the treatment itself.
It is essential that Absolut Pest Control has access to all homes within the specified time period. If you cannot be home yourself, please make sure someone is there to let us in. The key could possibly be left with a neighbour or a caretaker or maybe it can be placed in a caretaker mailbox.
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When your home is being treated for long-tailed silverfish
Long-tailed silverfish are related to the well-known silverfish that you will often spot in the bathroom or other places in your home where it is humid. But long-tailed silverfish are more unpleasant to have in your home than silverfish. Long-tailed silverfish – in contrast to silverfish – spread to the entire home, and it is not unusual to find them in your laundry basket, behind bookcases, in kitchen drawers, cupboards or even on your bed. In other words, there are no places where the long-tailed silverfish will not hide. While silverfish can grow up to 1cm in length, the long-tailed silverfish can reach up to 2 cm in length.
The long-tailed silverfish has long antennae and thread-like tails as long as its body. A long-tailed silverfish can live for up to 7 years during which time it can lay as many as 150 eggs. During its lifetime, the long-tailed silverfish goes through various stages, and in the beginning, they can be quite small and therefore easy to mistake for silverfish. This is one of the reasons why you do not always discover that you have long-tailed silverfish in your home. Another reason might be that long-tailed silverfish tend to stay out of the light and are more active during the night
The treatment against long tailed silverfish is carried out by placing insecticides in the form of small drops of gel in strategic places in the home. This is especially under skirting boards, in kitchen cabinets and drawers as well as in wardrobes and drawers, along piping and technology cabinets that create a connection between apartments.
The insecticide gel is called Maxforce Platin, a specifically designed insecticide for long-tailed silverfish. It can be used in most indoor environments and is ideal in places where spray treatments are unsuitable, as it does not create respirable aerosols, it remains solid and does not evaporate into your indoor air.
In addition to the application of insecticidal gel bait, long tailed silverfish traps containing a bait are set up. The traps contain siris flour to attract the long-tailed silverfish, so that we can control the activity level. The traps must be left in place throughout the treatment period and will be handled by the technician at the next treatment.
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