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What Attracts Silverfish to Beds?

Attraction
Silverfish are nuisance pests commonly found in human habitations throughout the United States.

The tiny silver insects seek out areas with high humidity, such as:

  • Sinks
  • Drains
  • Basements

Diet
However, their feeding habits carry them throughout the home, including the bedroom.

Silverfish eat starches found in clothing and bed linens and will also feed on cotton and other fabrics, making curtains, drapes, and bedding ideal targets.

Damage & Other Problems

Nuisance
The sight of the insects darting about to avoid light can be alarming to people, and having silverfish in bed can produce feelings of fear and anxiety in addition to physical damage.

Property Damage
Holes in draperies, bed linens, and clothing can occur due to silverfish feeding. The pests also feed on and damage:

  • Book bindings
  • Wallpapers
  • Carpets

Control & Removal

Humidity
Reducing moisture in the room by adding a dehumidifier can help alleviate silverfish activity.

Contact the Experts
Nevertheless, the possibility of large infestations should be dealt with by contacting a trained pest control professional immediately.

Western Pest technicians can safely and effective remove any silverfish in the bed.

Call for service: (877) 250-3857

More information on getting rid of silverfish.