A silverfish is a small insect with a broad body at the head and tapering to the posterior end. It has three appendages, two of which jut out at 90 degree angles. They live for a long time, with one female silverfish laying up to 100 eggs. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of these annoying insects.
Lavender is an effective natural pesticide that you can use to repel silverfish. You can either spray it on your carpets, shelves, and floors. Or you can use lavender as an essential oil in a diffuser.
There are also several other options for using scents to drive silverfish away. In addition to using lavender, other effective methods include cinnamon, cloves, orange, and lemon. These herbs can be dried and placed around the house.
Another popular option is to use an electronic diffuser. The use of a diffuser is an easy and effective way to drive silverfish away. An electronic diffuser is a device that diffuses a specific scent into the air.
Dried herbs are another natural way to repel silverfish. You can use them in hidden corners, such as the back of cabinets, or tuck them into dresser drawers.
Other options for deterring these insects are to use cedar oil, diatomaceous earth, or borax. Cedar oil is effective, but requires you to place it on seams, cracks, and baseboards. Diatomaceous earth, on the other hand, is a naturally occurring rock that exhibits toxicity to insects.