Silverfish are small, dark, nocturnal insects that are attracted to moisture. They are typically found in human homes, especially in attics, basements, and bathrooms. Although they are not harmful to humans, silverfish can damage your house.
You can get rid of silverfish by keeping your home as dry as possible. Sealing leaky pipes can help prevent them from entering your home. Installing fans and dehumidifiers can also help keep your house from becoming a breeding ground.
Keeping your house at a temperature of about 26 degrees Celsius will help keep moisture out of the air. If you notice an infestation of silverfish, consider calling a professional pest control company. A trained and licensed pest control professional will inspect your home for potential infestations and provide safe, effective solutions.
To help prevent silverfish from gaining entry, seal small cracks in the wall and around the doors. Caulk can be used to seal cracks around windows and doors. In addition, install fans or dehumidifiers in areas that tend to be wet.
Silverfish are usually attracted to moisture, especially damp clothing and paper. To help prevent this, store all clothing in a dry place. Similarly, food and other foodstuffs should be stored in tightly sealed containers. Also, ensure that all loose papers are arranged in a tidy manner.
A common pest control product used to treat silverfish is boric acid. This is a granular, low-toxicity chemical that can be purchased in powder form. Boric acid can be sprayed directly or injected into cracks.