If you think your bed is infested with silverfish, it is important to know how to get rid of them. This pest can cause damage to your bed and other household items, so it is best to take the proper steps to keep them out.
First of all, if you suspect you have silverfish in your mattress, you need to clean it. It is important to vacuum the mattress thoroughly. Vacuuming can remove the bugs and their droppings. Once you have cleaned it, rinse the bed and put it on the highest setting to dry.
Next, you can sprinkle a few drops of boric acid on the mattress. Boric acid is a common household cleaner and is a good way to kill the silverfish.
Alternatively, you can also use diatomaceous earth. This is an algae-based powder that can be sprinkled around the baseboards, on the mattress, and under the sheets. Diatomaceous earth can help dehydrate and kill the silverfish.
However, if you cannot get rid of silverfish on your own, you may need to call a professional to help you. You can find a local pest control service using the Internet or by word of mouth. They will know the best pesticides to use, and will help you keep the silverfish out of your home.
Finally, you can use TERRO(r) Spider Killer Spray. This spray eliminates moisture and kills silverfish on contact.
You can also declutter your bedroom and make sure there are no dark and moist places to hide. Silverfish are nocturnal insects, so they are most active at night.