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How to Get Rid of Silverfish: Trapping, Removal, & Control


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This article was written by Luke Lewis and by wikiHow staff writer, Hunter Rising. Luke Lewis is a Pest Management Expert and the Founder and President of Native Pest Management. Luke has led his company for over 7 years and specializes in pet-friendly and eco-friendly pest control, termite control, and lawn care. Native Pest Management was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies in America. Luke holds both BS and MS degrees from the University of Florida and is a graduate of UF’s Pest Management University. This article has been viewed 3,317,833 times.

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Updated: January 9, 2023

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To get rid of silverfish, vacuum your home thoroughly to remove eggs that might be hiding in carpets, floorboards, and hard-to-reach corners and crevices. For an easy, non-toxic way to kill silverfish, sprinkle some diatomaceous earth in places where you’ve seen them, like under the sink, in the basement, and in the back of cabinets. Diatomaceous earth is a powder that will dry out and kill silverfish when they come into contact with it. Though it is non-toxic, make sure to keep it away from children and pets. Place commercial silverfish traps throughout your home to catch even more silverfish. To prevent silverfish from entering your home, seal up any cracks around doors and windows with caulk. Use a dehumidifier if your home is humid since silverfish thrive in wet environments. You should also keep dry foods like pasta, rice, and cereal in sealed containers to cut off their food source. Finally, remove any stacks of papers, books, or magazines around your home since silverfish like to hide in them. To learn more silverfish prevention techniques, keep reading below!

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