Moths & Silverfish
There are approximately 20,000 species of moth in Australia. They come in all shapes and colours. Moths are perhaps the most widely celebrated group of insect for their beauty and grace, however the voracious appetites of the young make them pests in the eyes of farmers and homeowners.
Silverfish come from the order Thysanura. About five species of silverfish have successfully invaded properties in Sydney. They are covered in scales, move quickly and with agility, but do not have wings and cannot fly. Silverfish are omnivorous so can cause extensive damage, particularly to materials than contain starch such as paper, glue and fabric. They restrict their activities to relatively undisturbed areas such as bookcases, storage rooms, wardrobes and roof cavities.
If your property has a severe infestation of silver fish, you may find your cloths, books, carpet and even funiture being eaten. You will find small holes in these areas and prompt eradication is recommended.
Pantry Moth Silverfish
One of the most common moths you will find in your home is the Pantry Moth and will be found inside your kitchen area. The eggs will be plastered on the ceiling and the moths will emerge and fly around. Pantry moths come from cereal, flour and any other starchy products and sometimes cannot be avoided, as they come from the factory. All starchy products should be sealed in lockable containers, this will prevent further infestations.
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