Natural Remedy to Rid of Silverfish

by KAREN
(BYFORD. WEST AUSTRALIA.)

How do I get rid of silverfish naturally without having to bag up all my clothes and put away all my books?


MANY THANKS ...........REALLY ENJOYED READING SOME OF YOUR WEBPAGE

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Feb 23, 2012
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Silverfish Tips
by: Grandma

Hi Karen,

The Tanglefoot is found in your hardware store or just buy an sticky paste that won't dry out fast, the idea is to attract the silverfish with the oatmeal and they get stuck in the paste.

The molasses and vinegar they'll eat and the acid in the white vinegar will kill them, especially if they carry it back to their nest.

You could also try adding lavender oil to cotton balls and place them in the drawers with your clothing. They don't like the smell of lavender.

Grandma

Feb 23, 2012
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Silverfish
by: Karen

Also does the mollasses and vinegar kill or repel the silverfish.

THanks Karen

Feb 23, 2012
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siverfish
by: Karen

Hi Grandma

Thankyou for your answer, it was very quick. Just wanted to ask what is tanglefooot? I dont think Ive ever heard of it in Australia.

Many thanks

Feb 22, 2012
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Remedies for Silverfish
by: Grandma

Hi Karen,

I'm so glad you enjoyed visiting my website. You can try putting packets of silica gel in your drawers and bookshelves. Silverfish love humidity and the dryer you make it the more they want to leave.

You can also set traps if the silverfish are out of control. Take a piece of light cardboard and place some Tanglefoot on it and place some oatmeal in the center. The Tanglefoot is very sticky and they can't escape. Wait for while and just pick the cardboard up and throw away. You could also mix 1 part molasses in 2 parts of white vinegar, then apply mixture to any cracks or holes where they tend to reside.

Grandma

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