Silverfish Control & Treatment Products

What is it?

Silverfish are sneaky, durable, and hard-to-spot household pests typically attracted to cool, damp places but capable of thriving in most climates. Not picky eaters, they’ll chew on almost anything, including paper, book bindings, wallpaper and clothing and are commonly found in dark enclosed areas such as attics, kitchens, bathrooms, or garages.

Known for their destructive feeding habits, silverfish can cause a serious problem in large numbers, damaging household items such as books, photographs, or paintings. If you’re experiencing small holes in clothing, chewed areas on boxes or damage to book pages, it’s highly possible you have a silverfish infestation. Where there is one silverfish, there’s plenty more.

As such, it’s essential to get on the problem early as soon as you’ve spotted signs or seen an actual silverfish. No matter how bad your silverfish infestation is, there are proven methods and silverfish control products that’ll help you rid yourself of the issue. A combination of effective prevention strategies and reliable silverfish control products can ensure that most silverfish problems are easily solved. In saying this, there’s nothing worse than thinking you’ve gotten rid of your silverfish problem, only for it to come right back.

To make sure you solve your silverfish problem once and for all, you need fast-acting, effective, and proven silverfish control and silverfish treatment products, including silverfish bait.

When it comes to silverfish control, Hovex has all the solutions. Our extensive range of pest control sprays, baits and traps are sure to remove any and all types of silverfish infestations from your home so that you can have peace of mind.

Hovex is a proudly owned all-Australian brand that focuses entirely on providing Australians with practical, innovative, and reliable pest solutions. First seen as a brand in 1949, Hovex has since developed into one of Australia’s leading pest control brands. In time, we’ve created a wide range of products available in all leading supermarket and hardware chains.

When it comes to pest control, the Hovex brand has been built on three simple principles:

  • Effectiveness – Hovex products will solve your pest issues. If not, you’ll get your money back.
  • Innovation – Hovex has consistently innovated within the market, aiming to deliver the best possible results to all users. Nothing beats our ‘Extra Strength Formulations’, made and developed with just one thing in mind: controlling unwanted pests.
  • Value – Buying Australian Made and Owned shouldn’t mean paying more. We commit to our loyal consumers that we’ll continue to offer you value products that are widely accessible.

If you need to control a silverfish infestation, there’s only one choice – Hovex.

Hovex’s 18g Moth and Silverfish Camphor Balls are a simple yet effective way of deterring silverfish from your home. The balls are encapsulated and designed to simply hang in your chosen location. Depending on conditions, these balls last between 3-6 months, are easy-to-use and disintegrate toward the end of their life cycle, so you know when they need replacing.

Have you identified a main area of congregation of silverfish? Are you looking to get ahead of the problem? Look no further than Hovex’s Germgard Insect Control Bomb, made for use in indoor areas such as kitchens, pet areas, bedrooms, or any enclosed area with ventilation. The Germgard technology within kills silverfish and the bacteria they carry, protecting for up to 3 months after initial use.

Whatever your silverfish situation may be, Hovex can help. All of our pest control products are made in Australia, for Australian conditions, to kill Australian pests. Shop our full range today!


Silverfish Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

How to Control Silverfish in Your Home?

To effectively undertake silverfish control in your home, one should look to use silverfish treatment products such as silverfish bait and insect spray.

Outside of pest control products, there are a number of preventative measures you can take prior to an infestation, as well as things you can do during an infestation to stop it from getting out of control.

Hovex recommends that you:

  • Put all food, carbs, and starches in sealed containers
    • Silverfish feed on protein, carbs, and starches. You cut out a part of their food supply by sealing these foods and dissuade them from setting up shop in your home.
  • Regularly vacuum every room
    • No matter how tidy you are, it is inevitable that crumbs will fall on the ground. Try to remove scraps and crumbs regularly in order to prevent all types of pests, not just silverfish.
  • Ensure proper ventilation in enclosed areas
    • Ensure that humidity has a good way of getting out of your home, as this is the type of climate where silverfish thrive. Furthermore, you should look to seal any cracks or crevices you’ve spotted around the home to prevent silverfish from getting inside.

How to Control Silverfish Infestation?

To control a silverfish infestation, look to use a combination of preventative, longer-lasting silverfish control solutions such as the Hovex Insect Control Bomb and Hovex Camphor Balls to dissuade silverfish from residing in dark, humid areas around your home.

Regular upkeep and maintenance of your house, ensuring no cracks are present, and food scraps are put away in the garbage will make your home a less attractive proposition for silverfish to inhabit.

Are Silverfish Harmful?

Even though silverfish bugs do not carry any known diseases and thus do not pose a direct threat to humans, they can still be dangerous and destructive to property. As these insects die and shed skin, their remains may incite allergies in some people.

Silverfish do not bite, instead choosing to remain out of sight and undisturbed, making them relatively harmless to humans.

Where Do Silverfish Come From?

Silverfish are often brought into new homes in packages, cardboard cartons, and books or papers from infested sites. Silverfish are attracted to dark and damp places, and if they find food scraps regularly, they’ll be there to stay until treated.

Because of their size, silverfish enter your home through small cracks in the building foundation, as well as through gaps in doors and windows with relative ease.

Typical signs of Infestation?

The typical signs of ___ infestation include: