silverfish on a bathroom wall

Habitat

The silverfish are very adaptable and can survive in almost every habitat. They do tend to gravitate toward areas with high humidity and live in areas with a lot of moisture.

Silverfish are very hard to exterminate because they move around at night and are extremely fast when they do so. Silverfish love to feed on books and clothing, and their favorite snack is the glue that binds the book together.

When silverfish feed on an object, they leave a small hole, which also accompanies a yellow stain. Signs of a silverfish infestation include tiny holes in wallpaper, damage to spines of books, scratches on pictures and holes in cardboard boxes or wooden compartments. Once they find a satisfactory home they will stay there until the food runs out, and then possibly even longer.

Elimination Or Control

In order to prevent silverfish from coming into your home, it is necessary to follow these precautions: turn on the bathroom fan while showering, open vents and small compartments in the basement, invest in a dehumidifier, and get rid of wet debris found around your home. Silverfish may be taken care of by setting up traps and some natural remedies.

You can use a jar or newspaper to set up these traps, then place them strategically where most of the silverfish congregate. A few natural remedies you can use against the silverfish are spices such as bay or cloves, mothballs, organic citrus sprays, cucumber slices, and lavender oil.

A few areas to place these pest control products in are in window frames, basements, attics, in cabinets or pantries, and around garbage cans. Deal with these pests early on so they will not spread, causing serious problems in the future.

 

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