Silverfish (Part 2)

Silverfish are nocturnal creatures who multiply rapidly. You can quickly get an infestation in your home. They can get into your home through the smallest crevices and cracks. They do best in dark, cool, wet places.

To help prevent a Silverfish infestation you should use your bathroom exhaust system and dehumidifiers. You can use essential oils such as rosemary, peppermint and lavender near your books to keep them away. Get rid of old newspapers, books and boxes. Keep your home clean and vacuum often, especially the crevices. You will vacuum up the adults and some eggs. Silverfish lay up to 300 eggs. Unfortunately, these insects will not go away without some help. There are several sources on-line to help with ideas on how to get rid of these little pests. You may also want to call on a professional for help and advice.