Firebrats may not bite or spread disease in homes and businesses, but they can become a serious nuisance throughout Tennessee. Whether they’re nibbling your belongings or contaminating your food storage with their waste, it’s important to get rid of these unwanted invaders as soon as possible. 

Thankfully, U.S. Pest Protection has you covered with reliable pest control solutions and professionals committed to keeping your home or business safe. We offer monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly packages for Tennessee residents, as well as effective commercial pest control from firebrats and other pests. 

Learn how to identify firebrats below, or schedule a free inspection with U.S. Pest Protection today.

Differences Between Firebrats and Silverfish

Firebrats bear a striking resemblance to silverfish. Both species are carrot-shaped in appearance, with wide heads and narrow bodies. Additionally, each species has long antennae and three prongs at the end of their abdomens.

There are, however, some differences between firebrats and silverfish. Firebrats have a mottled, grayish-brown, and yellow coloring, while silverfish are dark gray to silver in color. 

The second differentiator between these two pests is the length of their bodies—firebrats are stouter than silverfish, which gives them an almost stumpy appearance in comparison to their longer, fish-like relative. 

Not sure what kind of unpleasant, scuttling pest has wandered its way into your Tennessee home or business? Rely on the trained experts of U.S. Pest Protection with a free inspection.

Where You Can Find Firebrats

Both firebrats and silverfish are attracted to moisture. There is a key difference between them, however; unlike silverfish, firebrats prefer areas with high temperatures. In fact, their legs can travel across extremely hot surfaces, such as furnaces and boilers. 

While their preference for such extreme environments makes them more common in commercial spaces, such as bakeries or boiler rooms, they can still invade residences. Keep an eye out for firebrats in the following areas of your home:

  • Bathtubs
  • Attics
  • Dryers
  • Hot water heaters

When it comes to pests, the wisest choice is to leave the searching to the professionals. Without proper training and protective gear, you may stumble upon pests worse than firebrats, such as cockroaches or brown recluses.

Play it safe and schedule a free U.S. Pest Protection firebrat inspection.

Smoke out Firebrats with U.S. Pest Protection

Firebrats may not bite or sting, but they can still become a nuisance for families and businesses throughout Tennessee. While do-it-yourself methods, such as glue traps or sprays, may minimize your firebrat problem, only professional, targeted solutions can truly get rid of these pests.

Don’t let firebrats spend another minute in your home or business. At U.S. Pest Protection, our mission is to rid your property of pests, no matter how big or small your infestation may be. Not dealing with firebrats or any other unwelcome guests? We can help your property stay that way with our preventative pest solutions.

Discover how U.S. Pest Protection can eliminate firebrats from your Tennessee home or business—schedule your free inspection today.

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