Good Questions: Help Me Get Rid of Silverfish?

Good Questions: Help Me Get Rid of Silverfish?

leslie
Nov 15, 2007

AT,

Maxwell has mice...Well, my apartment is being overrun with silverfish!! I live in Vancouver. What can I do to get rid of these really ugly, fast, little pests! I know they love the starch in books, so I have lifted piles off the floor and cleaned my bookcases. I have also tried plugging my sinks at night. But they are still here! Yuck! What should I do? Help me get rid of these nasty visitors!

bclynn

posted originally from: AT:San Francisco



bclynn,

Wikipedia suggests a non-toxic solution: borax/boric acid. How to Get Rid of Stuff also recommends borax, and diatomaceous earth. We've never had silverfish, so we don't know how well either method works.

Anyone?

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