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how do I get rid of silverfish? Answered

I found , what I believe to be, a silverfish in my pantry today (a "single one") (I figure where there is one, there are more)!  I have heard that the expense of hiring a exterminator doesn't necessarily rid a house of the problem!  I heard of "borax mixtures but have no earthly idea of what to mix with what, apply it or anything else!  (any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! (Especially "CHEAP SOLUTIONS"  :-)   THANKS!


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Z.. (author)2009-11-06

NIP has it in the number 1 tip.

Silverfish are a sure sign of dampness. You need to check for this, and make sure you keep things dry. I hope you have some source of ventilation in the pantry?

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Re-design (author)2009-11-06

Get some  "cedar closet boards" and put a few in the pantry.  They are repelled by the cedar aroma.

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acidbass (author)2009-11-05

leave a bowl of beer they are attracted to the barley and alcohol  and will drown in it

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Burf (author)2009-11-05

Boric acid powder, its cheap, effective, safe for humans and pets and it kills a wide range of insects, including roaches, silverfish, waterbugs, fleas, termites, wood beetles and ants.
Just sprinkle some on a sheet of paper and set it out  where you have seen the pests.
You can get it at almost any drug store or supermarket.

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NobodyInParticular (author)2009-11-05

5 Import house centipedes and spiders to eat the silverfish.
4 Sprinkle boric acid mixed with something edible.
3 Sprinkle food-grade diatomaceous earth.
2 Seal with spray foam all cracks and crevices leading to outside.
1 Don't ever again leave moisture where they can get to it.


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octopuscabbage (author)2009-11-05

A reallly small gun. jk. you could try ant traps? im not sure how well that would work or weather it would attract it.

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