The first event of inviting a company of friends to come to your house, you must completely remove silverfish! Silverfish is just plain embarrassing as these disgusting creatures may crawl on the walls of your restroom.
Silverfish moves like a fish; it’s silver-gray, sometimes green bodies are similar to a fish but are not fish at all. Those nasty little creatures will have just ruined the reputation of your elegant concrete bathroom.
Silverfish, as you may know, are not fish at all. They are wingless insects named Lepisma Saccharina. They are often with silver gray color and have an antenna that they move around in a fish-like swimming motion, accounting for their name.
Silverfish need carbohydrates to survive and like dark and moist places to reside. The majority of their activity is nocturnal. They can reproduce quickly, and one silverfish can produce 66 offsprings during their life cycle.
Silverfish love dimly lit places with lots of moisture, which means they may move into your basement and spread to other areas in your home. Check your cereal box and notice the tell-tale signs that the silverfish have made their dinner out of your cereal box, and use it as a toilet too.
If you keep plants in your home, silverfish can cause damage to them too because they like to eat your plants. YES, silverfish usually hide and eat on the cereals you leave as leftovers, and you may likely eat them in your food without your knowledge.
Silverfish like to feed on the glue behind your wallpaper because their favorite food is any food material that contains starch or polysaccharides in it, such as dextrin in adhesives. Therefore, they can damage your home big time.
How To Completely Remove Them
All these and a lot more explains why you should remove silverfish from your home. Are there any ways to achieve this? Of course, there are. First of all, you can try to complicate their useless lives. Make sure that they do not have access to food supply by any means by closing all entrances and avenues.
Remember that silverfish cannot survive in dry environments, therefore, identify places at home they use as hiding places. We know that the silverfish prefer dark, damp places. Why not find them and dry up? If you somehow spot them under the wallpaper, you can easily crash them one after another. Very easy, isn’t it? Yes, it is. But not hygienic.