How to get rid of silverfish

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by djohnese, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. djohnese

    djohnese Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 12, 2014
    Anyone know how to get rid of silverfish? I live in the deep south "Louisiana" and please don't say to make sure everything is always dry. :) Our humidity is always very high. Where I live I am surrounded by lakes and swamps. Thanks for any help!!!
  2. silly4buttons

    silly4buttons Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2013
    Billerica Ma
    I hate those things. I kill them with dish soap mix with hot water works perfect. I had a few big nests in the yard a few years ago they like bushes and plants they got into my basement. one night I went down there and turn on the light there was like 70 climbing on the wall. it freaked me out.

  3. Talithahorse

    Talithahorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2012
    Hartselle, Al
    might try a little DE. We have a few running around here but not an overwhelming amount. Those don't usually bother me. Its roaches that I can't stand....

    I laughed about the humidity thing. I lived in Louisiana for awhile and it brought back memories.
  4. djohnese

    djohnese Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 12, 2014
    Thanks guy's I will give both ideas a try. Those things get everywhere.
  5. shashank16997

    shashank16997 New Egg

    Jan 11, 2018

    Cinnamon is the best way to get rid of silverfish. Silverfish can’t tolerate the smell of cinnamon, and they get rid of that place where we put cinnamon stick. Silverfish were found in kitchen, bathrooms, storerooms, cabinets, drawers so to remove them just place the cinnamon stick. You can also make cinnamon pouches and hang them in different places. Just keep in mind that if the cinnamon smell gets decreases then replace them with a new one.

    Diatomaceous Earth

    Diatomaceous earth is another home remedy for silverfish. After using this powder silverfish immediately die due to dehydration. This powder does not harm pets.

    • Take diatomaceous earth and sprinkles them were you see the silverfish in the tremendous amount.
    • You can also sprinkle on that area where they appear, i.e., in bathrooms and kitchen.
    • Clean the area properly where they died.
    For more information check out the link given below

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