Silverfish are nocturnal insects that feed on carbohydrates, proteins, and detritus. They prefer dark and damp areas. You may see them around cupboards, laundry rooms, or bathrooms. If you do, they are harmless. However, they can damage materials and leave yellow residue on fabrics and books.
To keep silverfish out of your home, you should clean up any leaks and cracks in your structure. You should also make sure that your central air conditioning system is working properly. It is essential that you clean your air conditioner regularly.
In addition, you should make sure that you have a moisture-free and non-toxic atmosphere in your home. Silverfish are not able to survive in very high temperatures.
Although you can use LED lights to discourage silverfish, you should not rely on them to control your infestation. Instead, you can apply a chemical solution to prevent them from living in your home. These solutions include boric acid and diatomaceous earth. Be cautious when using any type of chemical solutions.
If you have a LED strip light, you should remove it and replace it with a new one. Do not forget to clean the area where you have installed the LED strip. The silverfish won’t like the lights if they can’t find food in the area.
Another thing to do to prevent silverfish from getting into your home is to seal off any cracks and openings. Also, you can place damp newspaper on the floor of your home.