When you find silverfish in your home, it can be frightening. This insect is a common pest that can cause damage. Silverfish eat everything from paper to books to wallpaper. They can also be quite destructive when they eat.
The first thing to do when you find silverfish is to examine the area. You might notice some yellow stains or marks. These are signs that you have an infestation.
Another sign you may have silverfish in your home is that they leave feeding marks. Feeding marks can be surface etchings, notches along the edge of a wall, or holes.
You can also catch silverfish with sticky traps. Just be sure to remove any food or moisture. It’s best to use airtight containers.
In addition, silverfish are known for their affinity for cardboard. If you have boxes or old books in your basement, it’s a good idea to keep them in airtight bins.
If you’re looking for a way to kill silverfish, you may want to try diatomaceous earth. The only problem with this is that you need to find a crack where they are hiding and place the diatomaceous earth.
When you find silverfish, take a moment to reflect on what they might symbolize. For some people, silverfish may be a sign of negative energy. Others see them as a sign of spiritual cleansing.
As with any type of pest, you should do your best to avoid having a silverfish infestation. Silverfish can be destructive to your property, but they don’t transmit diseases.