Here's the Silverfish's Nest, and How to Get Rid of Them

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.25 - 2024 9:28 AM CET

If you're battling silverfish, here are some golden tips.

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In the corners of our homes live silverfish; small, shiny insects that many of us only encounter by chance.

Although the name 'silverfish' might sound charming, the unexpected presence of these little creatures in our drawers and bathrooms is anything but.

Interestingly, silverfish pose no direct threat to us; they do not bite and do not carry diseases. However, they can still be a nuisance if they get into foodstuffs or damage wallpaper, as reported by Nyheder24.

To prevent an invasion of these small, shiny guests in our homes, it's crucial to keep our living spaces dry and well-ventilated.

They thrive in humid environments, so a dry home is less inviting for them. Additionally, sealing cracks and crevices can help, as these are primarily the places where they hide and build nests.

If you're severely plagued by silverfish, you can also use other means, and according to the media, both boric acid and ethyl alcohol can quickly eradicate them.

However, it's important to use these methods cautiously, especially if there are children or pets in the home.

Although silverfish may not be the most welcome guests in our homes, it's worth remembering that they fundamentally pose no danger to us. By understanding them better, we can learn to keep them at a safe distance from our living areas.

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