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Silverfish and Firebrat Control

Silverfish and Firebrat Control

Silverfish Prevention

  • Silverfish live in high moisture conditions. Dehumidifying reduces the moisture content and will help with silverfish control. Use a dehumidifier if necessary. Other methods of dehumidying include ventilation, running the air conditioner and eliminate all standing water.
  • Fix any faulty plumbing that may have caused leaks that may have increased moisture conditions.
  • Silverfish live in dark and moist environments. They feed on wallpaper pastes, natural textiles, books, and papers.

Control Recommendations

  • Find source of feeding ( wall paper, books, storage boxes) and reduce moisture
  • They may be coming in from the outside. Spray the perimeter of your house with a high quality residual spray like LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7, Cyper WSP or D-Fense SC every 2-3 months.
  • For severe infestations, use a dust in your attic or such hiding places such as attic insulation, behind refrigerators, light fixtures, electrical outlets. The recommended dust would be D-Fense Dust or Cimexa Dust. You can also use an insect bait like Intice 10 Perimeter Bait, scattered in the infested area. Keep children and pets away from the bait. Get Rid Of Silverfish Kit combines these products.
  • A non-chemical approach would be use of Pro-Pest Silverfish Traps

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  1. Bifen LP Insecticide Granules

    Bifen LP covers covers 5,000-10,000 square feet. Bifen LP is used to control ants (including imported fire ants), roaches, spiders, fleas, ticks, worms, crickets, and almost all other insect pests. Compare Bifen LP to Talstar PL Granulars with the same active Ingredient: Bifenthrin 0.20%, they both have the same label.

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  2. Alpine Aerosol PT

    Alpine aerosol pressurized insecticide with Dinotefuran  is not only a very safe insecticide (reduced risk ) but is a nonrepellent aerosol(insects don't know it is there) for control of crawling and flying insects. Alpine works great on insecticide-resistant bed bugs.
    Also labeled for ants, beetles, flies and more. 
    Three  great features: Reduced Risk , Non Repellent (insects don't know where it is) and effective against many resistant insects.
    Alpine Aerosol is approved for use in New York.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  3. PI Contact  Aerosol

    P.I. Contact Insecticide is an aerosol that will give you a extremely quick knockdown and kill with its synergized pyrethrin. It kills a multitude of insects including bed bugs, roaches and flies. Pyrethrins are a naturally occurring substance that comes from chrysanthemum flowers. P.I. Contact Insecticide is also ideal to use as a flushing agent, because it drives insects out of their hiding places. It also may be used inside, outside and in food handling areas and has USDA approval.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  4. pt microcare cs aerosol

    Microcare Pressurized Pyrethrum Capsule Suspension is a pressurized pyrethrum capsule suspension. It uses pyrethrins (pyrethrum) making it a very safe, low-toxicity product. Pyrethrin is extracted from the chrysanthemum flower and is very active against many pests. It is unique in that it will both kill and repel most any insect against many types of flying insects, lice and their eggs, fleas, ticks, no-see-ums, and more insects

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  5. d force aerosol

    D-Force Insecticide Residual Aerosol provides 100% control of crawling insects for up to 8 weeks. It provides rapid control of residential and industrial pests D-Force Insecticide Residual Aerosol has the power of Deltamethrin for above-ground termite control*, bedbugs, plus 50 other insect species! D-Force has a super fast knock down with a highly active aerosol solvent system for indoor and outdoor use.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  6. Phantom  II Aerosol

    Phantom Pressurized Aerosol Spray delivers the power and effectiveness of Phantom Insecticide in a convenient and easy-to-use aerosol can with an active ingredient Chlorfenapyr 0.5%. Phantom Aerosol by BASF has changed to "Phantom II", with the same active ingredient, Chlorfenapyr 0.5%. Phantom II now has less odor.

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  7. Invader Aerosol
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    The Invader Aerosol has been discontinued, we suggest using the PT221L Aerosol instead. It has a broad spectrum to reach many types of insects, particularly pantry pest.

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  8. Low Profile Insect Monitor

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    The Low Profile Insect Monitor is a large trap with a low profile. The Low Profile Insect Monitor is a pesticide free trap and is non-toxic.It fits easily under kitchen appliances and in confined spaces. The low design and ramp leading to the sticky surface prevents cockroaches from escaping. Ready to use, just peel off cover and assemble trap .This food based attractant is good for all species of Roaches along with other insects. Unlike other glue monitors, B&G uses a new proprietary process that actually applies a layer of attractant before the glue is applied.

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  9. Nisus Triple Shot TNT

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    The Triple Shot Bait is discontinued. We suggest as an alternative, the Complete Ant Bait Kit #1.

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  10. JT Eaton's Boric Acid Powder

    Starting at: $29.50

    JT Eaton's Boric Acid Powder Boric Acid Dust : 5 lb and 25 lb Tub Contains: 99.0% Orthoboric Acid
    Long -term treatment boric acid dust
    May be used as a mop up solution for floors. Learn More

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Silverfish Appearance

Small and flat, silverfish have scales and are a silver/blue color. Their body is tapered and it has 6 legs and no wings. Without wings, they wriggle like fish.

 

 

Silverfish Diet

Silverfish eat a broad variety of carbohydrates and proteins, such as dried beef, flour, moist wheat flour, starch, oats, paper, glue, dead insects, some synthetic fibers, sugar, beef extract, and linen. Silverfish can live a long time without food. They also can live in damp basements and eat the surface mold on cardboard boxes.

 

 

Silverfish Damage

Since silverfish eat some human foods, they can leave their excrement and body scales in the food stuff. Most of their damage is to books, paper products, and some natural and synthetic fibers. They can leave yellow stains on linen.

Their marks that are left after they feed are irregular, and they leave irregular shaped holes. They can attack fabric.

 

 

Silverfish Habitats

Silverfish are commonly found in basements, attics, kitchens, bookcases, wallpaper paste, bathrooms and laundry rooms. They prefer moist and dark locations with humidity (75-97%) and moderate temperatures (60-80 degrees F). They tend to live close to food sources and prefer dark environments.

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