Silverfish are small and nocturnal insects. They are attracted to moist and cool areas. Most commonly, they inhabit basements and bathrooms. However, they can also live in closets, bookcases and skirting boards.
If you see a small amount of stains on your carpets, you may have silverfish in your house. They love to eat sugars, proteins, carbohydrates, plant-based substances and fibers. The best way to prevent silverfish infestation is to keep your home clean and dry.
You can prevent an infestation of silverfish by making sure to vacuum frequently. A regular vacuuming session will remove silverfish eggs and food sources. Also, seal any cracks and crevices. Keep in mind that if you have a large infestation of silverfish, you may need to seek the help of a pest control professional.
Another solution to a silverfish problem is to use cedar wood shavings. This material is not harmful and will help to push the bugs away. It also requires a lot of cleanup, though.
While the silverfish itself is a harmless insect, they can cause damage to your home if they are allowed to stay. To control silverfish, you can apply a crawling insect insecticide aerosol. These chemicals work by releasing residual synthetic pyrethroids.
For a more environmentally friendly and humane method of getting rid of silverfish, you can use duck tape. Duck tape works well because it is non-toxic and sticky. Put it around the perimeter of the room.
Alternatively, you can use a sealant to block entry points. Sealing any points that are used to access your house will keep silverfish and other pests from entering your property.