Silverfish are voracious little creatures that devour some of your most prized items: books, fabrics and even family photos. They love sugar, but also eat glue, hair, dandruff and their own molted shell. These insects are hardy, living up to eight years and surviving a year without eating. Although many pesticides are effective, 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Detergent or Laundry Booster provide an all-natural, effective solution.
Things You'll Need
- 20 Mule Team Borax
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Getting Rid of Silverfish With Borax
Determine where silverfish live.
Put on gloves, as Borax can cause skin irritation. Sprinkle it behind books, in crevices, in cabinets and closets, on windowsills and under carpets where silverfish are seen.
Leave the Borax indefinitely. The silverfish like its sweet taste, crawl through it, then eat the substance while grooming their legs. Unlike other pesticides, the continued presence of Borax also kills larvae and discourages re-infestation.