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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. PT Cy Kick CS Aerosol

    Cy-Kick "CS" Aerosol differs from Cy-Kick Aerosol, giving a longer residual and superior coverage due its SmartCap Technology(micro-encapsulation). Cy-Kick Aerosol and Cy-Kick CS Aerosol have Cyfluthrin 0.1%. Cy-Kick CS Aerosol has a crack and crevice tip, which is handy in getting the tiniest cracks and crevices where insects hide. It may also be applied as a spot treatment. It is labeled to kill such insects as ants, bedbugs, roaches, pantry moths, carpenter ants, carpet beetles, scorpions, silverfish, pantry pests and more in residential and commercial buildings. It is labeled for food handling establishments and has a low odor.

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  7. 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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  8. Zenprox Aerosol

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    Zenprox Aerosol is a botanical / pyrethroid nonrepellent insecticide aerosol that will kill quickly on contact. Zenprox Aerosol combines four active ingredients for optimum results and has a broad-spectrum versatility.

    Zenprox Aerosol has the same active ingredient, Etofenprox as in Zenprox EC, but in a convenient aerosol form. The Zenprox aerosol has a 360 degree valve (for upside down spraying).

    It is an excellent aerosol for bed bug control and may be sprayed as a spot treatment on mattresses, bed frames, and box springs. Zenprox Aerosol can also be used outside as well as inside and kills a broad spectrum of insects. Such insects are bed bugs, ants, carpet beetles, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, firebrats, fleas, flour beetles, grain beetles, pillbugs, silverfish, sowbugs and spiders and others.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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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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