Silverfish infestation can be difficult to control. This is because they can enter the house through a number of places. They can slither into walls, around window frames, and through shake roofs.
One of the most effective ways to control silverfish is to reduce the humidity in the home. If you don’t have a dehumidifier, you can reduce the moisture by putting on a ceiling fan or cracking a window after a shower.
Another way to control silverfish is to store food in a sealed container. You should also place clothes in a dry place so they don’t attract silverfish.
Boric acid is another natural pest control product. But, it is poison and should be avoided by people with young children. Similarly, cedar oil can be sprayed on infested areas.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a natural product that can kill silverfish. Basically, it is made from fossilized remains of diatoms, which are tiny aquatic organisms.
Salt is another great silverfish control product. It is punitive, but it works. It will corrode the silverfish’s skin and eventually kill it.
Essential oils are another non-toxic alternative. You can spray them on your windows, doors, and other places where you believe silverfish might be spotted.
For smaller silverfish infestations, a jar trap can be helpful. This can be made by covering a glass jar with masking tape. The masking tape will keep silverfish inside and the glass will prevent them from climbing out.