How to Get Rid of Firebrats in Tennessee

Firebrats, like silverfish, are a nuisance pest that are attracted to moisture and dampness. They make their way into your home via leaking roofs, cracks in foundations or gaps in windows, or even inside shipping boxes, furniture, or books. Because firebrats contaminate any household materials they feed on—including stored foods in your pantry. They can also eat books and papers.

Removing a Firebrat Infestation

There’s not a one-size-fits-all solution to a firebrat infestation, but there are a few solutions. If you notice firebrats in your bathroom or in your basement, it’s probably because of excess moisture. Run exhaust fans while showering or bathing to help remove humidity from these areas. Seal up any cracks or holes around windows or doors, and use a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air where possible.

If you see firebrats around your pantry or kitchen, you must get rid of all contaminated stored foods, especially flour, cereal, sugars, and proteins.

Contact US Pest Protection for Removal

Trying to fight a firebrat infestation on your own is hard work. These pests are small and hardy and can keep popping up again and again. At US Pest Protection, we focus on proactive solutions to help prevent infestations in the first place. To learn more about pest prevention treatments—including targeted treatments—schedule your appointment with a pest control expert today.

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