If you have silverfish in your house, you might be wondering if they come out at night. Silverfish are nocturnal creatures and most of the time, they come out during the night.
They are not venomous and will not hurt humans. However, they are pests and can damage property. Thankfully, there are several ways to get rid of them.
Firstly, you need to find out where silverfish live. These little insects are usually found in damp, dark places. They can be in your basement, bathroom or attic.
Then you need to find out how to trap them. This can be done by using sticky traps. You can purchase sticky traps that have a pesticide in the glue. Or, you can use everyday materials such as masking tape.
Then, you need to remove any bedding or clothing that the silverfish may be using as a shelter. Also, you need to wash your bedding and clothes in hot water. Lastly, you should dry your belongings on the highest setting.
In addition to being a nuisance, silverfish can cause serious damage to your house. For example, they can chew through fabric, books, paper and even wallpaper. And since they are nocturnal, you might not notice it until it is too late.
Silverfish are also not poisonous, but their byproducts can cause allergic reactions. Some people have reported a negative reaction to the insect’s byproducts, such as skin molts and yellow excrement.
Another way to control a silverfish infestation is to eliminate their food sources. Silverfish prefer to eat proteins, dried goods, grains, and starchy materials.