Want to prevent silverfish from invading your house? Do so with these tips

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And you definitely have to do this if you already have them at home

Silverfish are uninvited guests in many households. These slippery creatures move at lightning speed, and they are very difficult to get rid of once they invade.

Preventing the silverfish from moving into your home is easier than getting rid of them once they’ve entered.


Silverfish can cause an allergic reaction with symptoms that are similar to asthma. Think of stuffiness, watery eyes and a runny nose. They are also carriers of bacteria. All sorts of bacteria are attached to the legs of silverfish and paperfish, and you obviously don’t want that in your house.


Silverfish love a moist environment and penetrate your house through cracks and holes. They often hide in the walls of your house, between them and the insulation. It is nice, warm and humid there. Because silverfish thrive best in a humid climate, do everything you can to avoid moisture in the house. Read on the following page how you can best prevent them.

Meeting place

You may often find silverfish on the floor of your bathroom because it is nice and humid there. You may also find them in the bathtub. The critters can’t walk well on slippery surfaces, so when they try to climb into or out of the bathtub they often slide back down.

Do you want to know how to prevent and repel these critters? Continue reading on the next page.

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