Why Exterminators Won't Be Able to Exterminate the Silverfish in Your Home
What? Exterminators won't be able to get rid of your silverfish problem?
Regardless of what your local exterminator may tell you, the chances of he/she safely getting rid of the silverfish in your home with one low-cost visit is very slim.
Unfortunately, silverfish are one of the hardest bugs to get rid of. Not only can they live to be eights years old and go up to one year without eating, but the following facts also make them a nightmare for extermination companies:
|Silverfish have been around for over 400 million years - They've adapted to much harsher environments than your house, so they will leave long after you do if you don't take control.
|Silverfish are RESISTANT to nearly all bug poison - The only poison they are not resistant to is highly poisonous and is lethal to small children and pets.
|They eat paper and glue and can go up to a year without eating - With all the paper we surround ourselves with today, it would be impossible to remove their food source for a year.
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In fact, one of the few poisons that will kill silverfish is boric acid, which is very toxic to pets and children. So if you do hire an exterminator to take care of your silverfish problem, make sure he/she isn't using boric acid.
Whats the Best Way to Exterminate Silverfish Safely?
You can actually get rid of silverfish fairly easily without having to hire an exterminator. While silverfish may sound like the most stubborn bugs in existence, they are actually very picky about the places they live.
In fact, once you make your home less "silverfish friendly" you will notice the silverfish problems dramatically decreasing. Below are a few simple things you can do to make the silverfish begin to hate your home:
The above tips should dramatically help with your silverfish situation. Not only will these tips remove their food sources, but they will also make their home environments more uncomfortable for them eventually making them seek other places for a home.
- Stop using rooms as storage areas for furniture, books, etc.
- Open blinds in rooms where there is little light
- Pick up all magazines, books, and paper products off the floor
- Open windows to allow more airflow in rooms which are more damp than others
- Keep all kitchens, bathrooms, and basements as clean as possible
How Else Can You Exterminate Silverfish?
We have really only scratched the surface of silverfish elimination. Unfortunately, if we included all of the natural silverfish removal techniques on this page, it would make it too large in size!
Fortunately though, we have included all these silverfish removal methods into a downloadable step-by-step guide which you can download by clicking here.
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