Feb 11 2011, 03:25 PM
HOW DO YOU KILL THEM?????
Usually I don't like killing animals, but these MUST DIE. ARGH.
Apparently they can live a whole year without eating food, and females can live for 8 years! So being super tidy isn't an option. Besides, they eat books and walls and hair, and other things I'm not especially keen on getting rid of.
Have you had silverfish problems - did any pesticides work?
Tips on KILLING THEM ALL?
Feb 17 2011, 12:15 PM
I think I know the things you're talking about. I kept on seeing them in a place I lived a few years ago. They're weird little things. I've got no idea how to get rid of them - my solution was to squish them whenever I saw them then move out a year later!
Feb 17 2011, 03:34 PM
This Web Site
seemed to have some good tips for getting rid of them. A big thing seems to be getting rid of extra moisture in your home, so a dehumidifyer might be something to look into. It looks like they're hard to get rid of though, so you may have to call an exterminator.
Feb 24 2011, 10:03 PM
Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing!
Mar 6 2011, 12:49 AM
thanks for the help! I've looked at most websites, but they all seem to be scaremongering/trying to sell some product or other. Still, I've tried to avoid putting wet shoes on the floor (I also find that in the morning there tend to be a couple hiding under them when I turn the lights on!). Bleach down the drains too. Well, I'll be moving out a few months anyway...
Apr 3 2011, 02:42 AM
Exterminators did the trick for my apartment last summer. I haven't seen any for months and before the spraying I saw the creepy crawlies nearly every day.
May 26 2011, 10:10 PM
Oddly enough, I appear to have these in my new house. Fortunately, I'm currently ripping up the floor that they live under, I just hope that they aren't settled anywhere else in the property. They'll be a bugger to get rid of once I've moved in.
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