Silverfish are small insects that are wingless and have a fish-like appearance. They live in moist areas and are nocturnal. Their habitats include old cupboards, bathrooms, and garages. These insects aren’t harmful and won’t eat you. However, silverfish can cause damage to your belongings and home.
If you have seen silverfish or are afraid they may invade your home, there are some steps you can take to get rid of them. The first thing you can do is seal up any cracks and openings that allow them to enter your house.
You can also use a product called diatomaceous earth, which is made from fossilized algae. This will kill centipedes without harming the human body. But be sure to get a non-toxic product.
Another method you can employ is to make sure that your home is well-ventilated. A central air-conditioning system should be cleaned regularly. This will keep mold from growing and will prevent it from spreading.
Lastly, you should consider using less stuff. That means fewer hiding places for bugs and food scraps.
Silverfish aren’t attracted to LED lights. Most insects are attracted to short wavelengths of light and heat.
However, there are some insects that are attracted to LED light sources. For example, moths are drawn to the heat of the lights. Similarly, flies are attracted to the light and heat.
To keep these insects from entering your home, you can try using a motion-activated LED light. There are also fly traps that you can purchase to keep flies from landing around the light.