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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. Drione Dust - 1 lb

    Starting at: $50.89

    Drione Dust is very light pyrethrin dust and is best applied with a hand duster. Just a little of Drione Dust has a great coverage. Because Drione Dust is so light, it floats to the targeted area effectively with a duster.

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  2. Talstar Aerosol
    $26.90

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    Talstar Insecticide not only has a broad spectrum label (kills over 50 pests), but is easy to use since it is in an aerosol form. It may be used as a crack and crevice treatment or spot treatment. It is a convenient way to use a trusted insecticide like Bifen IT or Talstar with Bifenthrin.

    Talstar Insecticide is an extremely versatile insecticide aerosol. It can be used in homes, businesses, and even in food handling establishments. Because it is water based and non flammable, you can apply it to several types of surfaces without leaving an oily residue mess.

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

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  3. Delta Dust 1 lb

    Starting at: $23.50

    Active Ingredient in Delta Dust s Deltamethrin. Delta Dust is a long term residual dust that kills crawling and flying insects. Delta Dust treats for up to 8 months when left undisturbed. Odorless and non staining,  Delta Dust does not clump or absorb moisture. 1 lb of Delta Dust treats approx. 1000sq/ft.

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  4. Invict Xpress Granular Bait - 8 oz, 4 lbs and 25 lbs

    Starting at: $16.58

    Invict Xpress, with Imidacloprid kills a broad spectrum of insects at top speed. The listed pests it kills include ants, roaches, crickets, mole crickets, silverfish, firebrats and earwigs.

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  5. Nibor-D Insecticide

    Starting at: $15.00

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    Nibor-D is a broad spectrum water soluble borate insecticide that prevents and kills crickets, carpenter ants, cockroaches, silverfish, earwigs, boxelder bugs, cluster flies, millipedes, centipedes, ants, poultry pests(darkling beetles, hide beetles), millipedes, and more.. As a fungicide, it controls fungi and mildew, with additional mechanical alterations.

    Nibor-D is an inexpensive, versatile, and green pest management borate product. It has a very low mammalian toxicity, and targets specific insects, which means it is safe around such insects as honey bees and butterflies.

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  6. Doxem IG Granular Insecticide Bait

    Starting at: $31.50

    Doxem IG, an insect granule from Control Solutions Inc. (CSI), is an excellent addition to pest management indoor and outdoor baiting protocols. Outdoor insect baiting is popular for pest management for many reasons, including being target-specific; economical (uses less active ingredient); and ready to use, so no mixing is required before application. Great for tough-to-manage indoor pests as well, Doxem IG Insect Granule is highly attractive and efficacious against many target pests such as cockroaches, crickets, ants and earwigs, the company says. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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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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