Silverfish are nocturnal insects that are commonly found in homes. These insects can be a nuisance because they eat clothing and other items. They can also damage furniture and other household objects.
One of the best ways to get rid of silverfish is to treat the home for infestation. These pests can easily be controlled using a few simple home remedies.
In addition to spraying your house with boric acid, you can apply cedar oil around your home to keep these insects away. Cedar blocks can also be used to ward off these insects.
You can also move your laundry to a more suitable location in your home. This may be a basement or closet. Moving your laundry to another part of the house is a better way to prevent silverfish from laying eggs in your clothes.
The best way to avoid holes in your clothes is to wash them regularly. If you can, clean your clothes in hot water. Washing clothes in high heat can kill silverfish eggs.
You can also dry clean your clothes to kill the silverfish larvae. The best place to dry clean fabrics is a dry cleaner that uses PERC, a nontoxic chemical that can kill silverfish.
Lastly, keep your clothes in a plastic storage bag. When your clothes are damaged by silverfish, they can become a breeding ground for other critters.
Keeping your clothes in the proper location can also prevent silverfish from causing holes in your clothes. Especially fabrics that are made from natural fibers such as cotton and wool.