How to get rid of, Silverfish

How To Get Rid Of Silverfish Bugs


While the silverfish bug may not present any problems in a dangerous kind of way, these little critters can be highly annoying and can look a little creepy to children. The reason they are called silverfish is that they leave behind a silver film, and also because of their swaying movement, they look like a fish swimming.


What does the silverfish bug do? Why is it a problem when inside your house?


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Silverfish are destructive. They eat things, such as:


  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Books
  • Silk
  • Other materials

These insects are renowned for eating holes in your clothing and curtains, books and anything made from paper. When they eat things they leave their waste behind, which also includes tiny scales.


How To Get Rid Of The Silverfish Bug

Calling in the help of a professional pest controller is one sure-fire method of eradicating silverfish from the home, but there are also some things you can do yourself.

The silverfish bug loves very warm and humid conditions. They thrive in tropical and subtropical climates. In the house, they definitely like bathrooms for this reason. You can use air conditioners and dehumidifiers to reduce humidity inside the house.


silverfish pest

It’s best not to leave stacks of old newspapers and cardboard boxes inside, which gives silverfish a ready food supply. Also, keep items they like to eat up off the floor.

Thorough vacuuming of any rooms where the infestation has occurred can also help remove the silverfish bug.

There are silverfish traps that you can buy or even make yourself. These traps are placed where silverfish have been lurking. A bait in the traps lures the silverfish bug into the trap, where it cannot get out.


Silverfish Control Products By Pestrol

Pestrol supplies and sells products that are very effective in the treatment of silverfish infestations. These are all DIY products that anyone can use to eradicate the silverfish bug.

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