The silverfish bug, also known as Lepisma saccharina, is a pest that causes property damage. It is a wingless insect with a flat body and several legs.
It is a nocturnal pest that can be found in homes and other buildings. It tends to inhabit dark and moist areas. They have been known to cause damage to upholstery, paper goods, and even books.
Silverfish can be difficult to deal with. This is because the bugs reproduce quickly. To control an infestation, you’ll need to use a variety of methods. For example, you can use boric acid to spray into cracks and crevices. You can also use a dehumidifier to dry out the area.
Another method is to use a sticky trap. These traps contain a cardboard base with a thin layer of sticky glue. A pesticide is also included in the glue.
A person should not attempt to use these traps on their own. Instead, they should contact a pest control service.
Silverfish often inhabit dark, moist areas of the home. They can enter through windows, doors, vents, and other places. If you suspect an infestation, seal all gaps.
Other ways of getting rid of silverfish include sealing leaky pipes. In addition, it is important to clean up any dust that may be causing an infestation.
Besides using dehumidifiers and pesticides, you can also try some natural remedies. Common natural remedies include cinnamon sticks, cloves, and citrus fruits. Cinnamon is especially good at keeping silverfish away. Cloves have a compound called eugenol, which is also thought to repel silverfish.