Prevention is better than a cure, so it is best to ensure that you do not create a pleasant environment for these dirty insects. They like to live under our laminate and parquet floors and only come out at night.
Do this to prevent silverfish:
- Make sure you avoid moisture as much as possible by ventilating damp rooms and letting clothes dry well before putting them away. If you have a very damp house, use a moisture regulator.
- Make sure you keep the temperature around 22 degrees. Silverfish are fond of warm places.
- Discard old paper, and do not leave it exposed for too long. If you do not want to throw it away, store it in sealed containers.
- Store potatoes and fruit well, too. These two things are extremely attractive to these fish.
Has the damage already happened? Then try the following trick: halve a potato and put it in an open plastic bag. Silverfish are fond of starch, so they will flock here in droves. If you have caught a few bugs, close the plastic bag and throw it away.
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