If you have a silverfish infestation, you may be wondering if mothballs can kill them. While it is true that they kill clothes moths, they are not a good choice for killing silverfish. You may need to resort to other methods if your infestation is severe.
Silverfish are attracted to moisture. Especially moisture in clothes, papers, and linens. They are also attracted to high humidity, and therefore congregate in dark and warm spaces.
Although silverfish can be difficult to control, there are a number of all-natural compounds that repel them. For example, lavender oil can be sprayed on walls, carpets, and kitchen cabinets. Boric acid can be sprayed in crevices and corners, but it is not safe to use around children or pets.
One of the easiest ways to kill silverfish is to deny them food. This can prevent a severe infestation. However, denying them food doesn’t mean they’ll leave.
Another way to keep silverfish out of your home is to seal cracks with caulk. A dehumidifier can help drive them out of your home.
Another effective silverfish repellent is cinnamon. Cinnamon can be crushed into powder and used as a sachet. Pure cinnamon sticks can be placed in areas where silverfish are most likely to find their way.
One more option is to try traps. These are designed to catch more bugs than boric acid. But they can be expensive, and it may not be safe to use around pets or children.