What Do They Eat?
Silverfish can be very destructive to your belongings. They can eat paper, books, fabrics, and other household items.
In order to prevent an infestation, you should make sure that the area around your home is clean. Clear away clutter, dust, and store important documents and items in sealed containers. Remove external food sources and seal off entry points.
Silverfish have a diet that includes protein, carbohydrates, starches, and sugars. While they eat a variety of materials, they primarily feed on organic materials.
Silverfish tend to live in areas with high humidity and moisture. These areas are normally found in damp basements, bathrooms, or in moist places in the natural world. Ideally, you should keep your home well ventilated and dry.
If you want to prevent an infestation, you should avoid leaving wet or sticky items out for the silverfish to eat. Glue, adhesives, and glue residue on your books and papers are all potential food sources.
Silverfish are not poisonous, but they can damage your clothing and other items if they eat them. You should store all of your clothing and textiles in airtight storage containers.
If you have valuable papers and books in your home, you should store them in a low-humidity area. Use dehumidifiers or other humidifiers to reduce the humidity in your home.
Silverfish can also feed on the glue used in binding books. This glue contains polysaccharides, which are starches that the silverfish like.
The best way to prevent a silverfish infestation is to regularly hoover your living room. Silverfish are attracted to damp places and can live in your home if there is a water leak.