Silverfish are a scavenger, and will feed on anything that they find. They will chew on fabrics, paper products, books, wallpaper and any other natural or organic materials.
The silverfish are nocturnal and usually live in dark, humid places. If you notice a lot of these little creatures in your home, you may be dealing with a silverfish infestation. You can try to get rid of them by using a combination of different methods.
First of all, you can make your home less attractive to silverfish. Silverfish like to live in warm, damp, humid areas. To prevent them from invading your home, you can sprinkle diatomaceous earth along the walls and along the baseboards of your house.
Another way to keep them from invading is to use a sticky insect trap in the corners of your home. These sticky traps can be placed around your bathroom, baseboards, and other small areas.
It is also a good idea to avoid storing valuable books and documents in a place where they can get damaged. This includes books that are stored in your attic or closets.
The glue used in binding book covers is often stripped by silverfish. However, if your book is covered with wax, it may be resistant to attack.
Silverfish also nibble on glue and wallpaper paste. To keep silverfish from invading your home, you should not put any glue in your home.
Silverfish also prefer moist and sugary substances. Make sure to store your food and beverages in containers that are sealed.