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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. PT Fendona Pressurized Insecticide

    PT Fendona Pressurized Insecticide with alpha-cypermethrin as its active ingredient kills over 65 arthropod pests providing a fast knockdown and long-lasting control. Alpha-cypermethrin is three times more powerful than cyfluthrin, even with a less active ingredient. PT Fendona Pressurized Insecticide kills such key pests as houseflies, Indian meal moths, wasps, silverfish, black and brown recluse spiders with a 100% mortality rate in 5 minutes.

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  2. Shockwave 1 Flushing Killing and Residual Aerosol

    Shockwave 1 Aerosol combines two residual insecticides, two synergists (for a powerful synergy), and an IGR (insect growth regulator) for a total aerosol. Shockwave 1 combines flushing action (flushes them out of hiding areas and kills on contact) with a residual action (long-term action) and an IGR to cut growth cycles.

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  3. Biocare Spider & Silverfish Trap #S206

    Out of stock

    The Biocare Spider and Silverfish Trap catches and spiders and silverfish. This spider trap catches the spiders by imitating itself as a hiding place. Learn More
  4. d-fense dust

    D-Fense Dustis a new Deltamethrin Dust, (Compare to Delta Dust). D-Fense Dust is a ready to use insecticide dust which gives an effective knockdown and residual control of up to 8 months if undisturbed.D-Fense Dust targets many insects such as  ants, bees, cockroaches, fleas, silverfish, ticks, termites, and numerous stored product pests.Defense Dust will not clump or absorb moisture as some dusts and is non-staining and odorless.
    Active Ingredient: 0.05 Deltamethrin
    Can not send to CT

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  5. Nuvan Direct Spray

    Nuvan Directed Spray Aerosol is an effective pesticide that will help eliminate ants, bed bugs, bed bug eggs, bees, cockroaches, flies, wasps, and more. Nuvan Directed Spray Aerosol is an extension of the Nuvan Prostrips. It uses Dichlorvos as its active ingredient and it guarantees to kill insect pests on contact and through vapor action. This aerosol pesticide is ideal to use on hard to reach areas in and around apartments, commercial buildings, hotels, motels, factories, warehouses, industrial buildings, and more. Once the spray has dried, people and pets can enter the treated area which is usually two hours after application. Learn More
  6. 221L Residual Insecticide

    PT 221L Residual Insecticide Aerosol is a broad spectrum product containing Lambda Cyhalothrin. It can be used in many sensitive areas, due to its low concentration of active ingredient. Don't let this low toxicity fool you, PT 221L Aerosol is a powerful tool; a perfect choice for a variety of pests such as bed bugs, roaches, ants, silverfish, carpenter ants, ticks, wasps and many more. Learn More
  7. Intice 10 Perimeter Bait-Group Picture

    Starting at: $18.12

    Intice 10 Perimeter Bait is a broad spectrum granular bait with 10% boric acid, killing roaches, crickets, mole crickets,sowbugs, pillbugs,earwigs and more insects. The specialized bait matrix contains two oils, protein and a carbohydrate, for broad spectrum acceptance and control and may be used indoors,outdoors and on turfs. The increased amount of boric acid cuts the application rate in half and makes InTice 10 the most economical bait on the market.

     

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  8. CimeXa Insecticide Dust- 4 oz and 5 lb

    Starting at: $12.12

    CimeXa Insecticide Dust kills bed bug adults and nymphs, killing bed bug nymphs hatched from dusted eggs. CimeXa Insecticide Dust kills pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs Learn More
  9. Niban Group -  FG 1 lb, 4lb

    Starting at: $15.98

    NiBan Granular Baits are weather resistant and long lasting. They are perfect baits for ants, crickets, silverfish, and roaches.NiBan Granular Bait and NiBan FG may be used inside or outside.

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  10. EcoVia CA Contact Aerosol

    EcoVia CA contact aerosol is made of botanical ingredients and is part EcoVia's green solution line of products. It is a 16 oz can with a crack and crevice tip to inject in the smallest spaces. It is an effective product to combat a variety of insects such as moths, mosquitoes, flies, beetles, ants, cockroaches, spiders, and other listed crawling and flying pests.

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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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