Oh great Home-Ecers,
We had a leak inside the wall behind our pantry during a bad storm last year. We cleaned it out and got rid of the mold, but now we have another plague.
I hate those slippery little [censored, because my grandma reads this site] and I know they’re running around my cereal bowl because I see their footprints. What can we do to affect a silverfishicide of Darfurian proportions?
Silverfish are the third most disgusting bug if you ask me. The first most nasty is maggots, the second most nasty is slugs (:::shiver:::) and the third most nasty is:
That’s right, if I have to be grossed out, so do you.
Anyway, getting rid of silverfish is fairly simple. Get some boric acid from the drugstore or possibly the Farm Bureau Co-op. Dissolve the boric acid in warm water to make a 5-10% solution. Put it in a spray bottle and spray the area down thoroughly with the solution. Keep any children or pets away from the area until it has thoroughly dried.
Also, apply in powder form around all cracks, under appliances, near drain pipes, anyplace you think they might be coming in.
You can also use diatomaceous earth to kill silverfish, but it’s my understanding that the boric acid works better. Good luck killing them all!