How to Identify FIREBRATS

Firebrat problems can sometimes signal that you may have other pests. Firebrats look like a silverfish, but slightly larger. They are both slithery, wingless creatures with bodies that are tapered on both ends. They have long antennae and three long tail bristles. Silverfish like damp moderate environments while Firebrats like moist and hot environments. Both move very fast and avoid light.




Firebrat infestations can be a risk in any home, as these pests are attracted to warm, humid environments and can enter homes through small cracks and crevices. If left unchecked, a firebrat infestation can become a nuisance and pose a number of risks.

Some of the risks associated with a firebrat infestation include:

Damage To Possessions

Firebrats can chew on fabrics and other household items, causing damage and costing you money to repair or replace these items.

Contamination of Food

Firebrats may crawl into food or stored items in search of moisture, leading to contamination. This can pose a health risk and can be costly to replace contaminated items.

Health Risks

Firebrats can carry bacteria and other germs on their bodies, which can lead to contamination of household items and pose a health risk .

Property Damage

In some cases, firebrat infestations can lead to damage to the structure of a home, such as holes in walls or damage to insulation.

How WE KNOCK OUT Firebrats

Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out firebrats–and we keep them down for the count. Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training so you are guaranteed a knock out punch to your pest problem every time. 

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