Got a nasty silverfish infestation? Don't worry

by:BrightMart     2020-07-03
I'm going to start with something that you might consider common sense, but believe it or not, its something many people never think about... Caulking. Caulking is great because it cuts down on the size of the silverfishes area of operation, which is super important. You'll need to caulk the areas between the wall and the floor. This might seem like a daunting task, but don't worry, you don't need to do it all over the house, just in the areas where the infestation is strongest. Now, how do you identify the places where the infestation is strongest? Very simple, set out traps. The idea is that you set out traps wherever you think they are, and if your traps catch a lot you've found them. You can make them yourself or buy them online or at a store near you. Its cheaper to make them yourself, but of course purchasing them probably requires less effort than making them. Personally I prefer homemade, I think they work better, and their so easy to make, most people already have the supplies they need sitting around at home. I'm going to give you the blueprint for one of them, here it goes. Get a bowl, fill it with water and flour, mix it in such proportions that a paste is created. This paste should be of moderate viscosity. Now you'll need some newspaper, dip the newspaper into the flour/water mixture. Next take the sheet and crumple it up into a ball, not to tight, their should be crevasses in the surface of the ball big enough for a silverfish crawl into. Let the traps dry. It's time to place your traps, as silverfish are night time bugs, put traps should be put out just before you go to bed. My website has a detailed list of places in homes that silverfish frequent. A link is given at the end of this article. So once you're done playing battleship with the traps. Caulk the area immediately, and do the following. Apply whatever chemicals you're going to use to repel or kill them, remember only to spot treat though, don't treat the entire house, that's not how it works with silverfish infestations. My website suggests four or five of the more popular and effective insecticide, both manmade and natural. There's a quick snapshot, that should get you started, for more information on silverfish and controlling them, see website.
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