Silverfish Control

Eliminating silverfish from your Phoenix Valley home or business with safe and effective treatment options

Silverfish, also known as bristletails, are small silvery, metallic-looking bugs that tend to hide from human presence. However, when you see one in your home, you are likely to have many, many more causing damages that you may not be able to see.

The good news is the team at About Time Pest and Weed Control understands the behavior of these bugs, how they get in, and how to stop silverfish in their tracks.

Looking for silverfish control in Phoenix Valley? Contact us today to schedule your FREE initial inspection. We can help.

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Why choose us for Phoenix Valley silverfish control

There is no pest that our team of experts can’t manage or eliminate. With years of experience and understanding of pest behavior combined with innovative and state-of-the-art pest technology, our technicians come armed to tackle any pest infestation, from silverfish and earwigs to termites and rodents. We understand that every pest infestation is unique, and we work to provide an individualized pest management approach that tackles all of your pest concerns.

Our experts focus not only on pest elimination but also on long-term pest management and stopping the pests before they take up residence in your home or business. With our services, you can rest assured that pests will be gone and won’t come back.


What’s pestering you?

We work with residential, commercial and industrial clients!

We are dedicated to providing fast, efficient silverfish control. Our services are licensed, insured, and guaranteed.

What to expect

Silverfish are small, wingless pests that can run quickly and hide in the smallest of places. They are nocturnal and try their best to hide from humans. They are most often found in areas of higher humidity and moisture, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, attics, and basements.

Like many other pests, silverfish can breed very rapidly, meaning when you see one, there are likely many, many more causing damages to your home and personal property.

Our expert technicians understand silverfish behavior and when they arrive, you can expect:



Identifies the presence of silverfish, where they are hiding, and how they are getting in.



Once the inspection is complete, our technician will create a treatment plan that will address the silverfish, explain the process, and the expected results.


Using safe and effective products, our experts eliminate the silverfish infestation.


After extermination, our experts will suggest preventative measures and treatment options in order to prevent any future pest infestations.


No one wants to share their home with pests and our technicians understand this. Residential pest control begins with a comprehensive inspection and evaluation, looking for signs of pest activity and property damage. Our experts inspect your home, they create a comprehensive treatment plan to exterminate and remove the problem pests, address any home damage, and work with you to create a deterrent and pest management solution to keep your home pest-free.


Pests in a commercial business can mean lost revenue our team understands the urgency when it comes to pest management. After initial inspection, our team gets straight to work to remove and exterminate the pests as quickly and safely as possible. For our commercial clients, we understand the problems pests create, so our main focus after clearing your business will focus on deterrents and keeping any unwanted pests from every returning.


The best form of pest management and control is keeping them from every entering your property. We use our expertise to create a deterrent program for your specific property and pest concerns in order to prevent the entry of these pests and further infestations down the road. We address points of entry to determine exclusion points and help to establish a pest-free perimeter to your home or business, ensuring that there is nothing attracting these pests inside.

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Silverfish can pose a threat to health and property

Have you noticed that pages in your books seem to be filled with holes? What about your clothes? Have you noticed unexplained yellow stains or flecks of pepper-like grains throughout your home? Have your allergies been acting up? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be sharing space with silverfish and not even know it.

These pests feed on sugars, starches, and cloth material, meaning an infestation can cause damage to everything from books and clothes to your wallpaper. In addition, they can target your flour, sugar, and even coffee grounds. They shed a protein called tropomyosin which can trigger allergies in some.

The good news is you don’t have to share your space with these pests.

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Don’t share your space with silverfish

Because silverfish are most active at night, you may not even know you have them in your home. When you do finally see one, an infestation may already be widespread. The good news is our team of experts can quickly locate silverfish hiding places and eliminate these nuisance pests. Once exterminated, our team will seal up entry points, helping to ensure these pests and others never return.

Our clients love us!

“About Time Pest and Weed here in Scottsdale is one of the best pest control services we have hired! We run a small retail space downtown and sometimes get runaways from neighboring restaurants so the pest control service by them has saved us many times!”

Vania O.

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“My experience with this company is one of showing up when expected , the service provided really works(yay, no weeds for the last two years!) and the pricing is very fair. Will continue to use in the future. Highly recommended!”

Vivian C.

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“Had seen a couple of scorpions and knew we had to have something done. They were quick to respond and the technician was nice and friendly. Haven’t had any issues since I started service.”

Herman B..

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We stand behind our services

We stand behind our knowledgeable and experienced pest experts. We guarantee that we will address all your pest concerns and these pests will not return for 30 days or we will come back at no additional cost to you.
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Contact us today!

Sharing your home or business with pests and the damage they cause is no longer necessary. The team at About Time Pest and Weed Control is ready to inspect your property and create a pest management plan that addresses any pest infestations, repairs pest damage, and secures your home in order to keep pests from returning.

Contact us today to get you FREE evaluation, and let us make your home or business pest-free once and for all.

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About silverfish

Silverfish are small, slender pests that are silver or gray in color. They get their name from their fish-like appearance and movements. Silverfish are wingless insects with long antennae and three long tail-like appendages on their posterior. Adult silverfish range in size from 1/2 to 1 inch in length.

Silverfish are pests that are commonly found in homes and other buildings. They are believed to have originated in the tropics and then spread to other parts of the world. Today, silverfish can be found on almost every continent. They are active all year round. However, they are most active at night when it is dark outside.

Please note silverfish do not bite. However, they can be a nuisance because they are known to eat paper products, clothing, and other items found in homes and buildings. Silverfish can also damage books by eating the binding and pages.


How do silverfish enter homes?

Silverfish are very tiny and quick, and they can easily maneuver through the smallest cracks, gaps, and openings around your home. In addition, they can also travel in through products you bring inside, such as boxes of dry food products, books, or fabric with high starch and sugar content.

Which area of the home do silverfish prefer?

Silverfish look for areas with high moisture and humidity levels. Outside you can find them under piles of leaves or in wood. Indoors, they are often found in bathrooms, laundry rooms, attics, and basements.

What do silverfish look like?

Silverfish are ½ to ¾ inches long, with a flat body similar to the shape of a teardrop. They are a silvery, metallic color with long antennas and bristletails.

Are silverfish dangerous?

Silverfish are non-aggressive and do not bite or cause harm to humans. However, they shed a material called tropomyosin which can trigger allergies in some. Because they feed on material high in starch or sugar content, they can damage property within your home or business.


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