Return to Content

Get Rid of Silverfish

Get Rid of Silverfish
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Silverfish aren’t only annoying, they’re also destructive. They eat glue, books, papers, artwork and clothing and can cause hundreds of dollars worth of damage. Use these methods to rid these pesky insects from your home.

Build a Silverfish Trap

To get rid of silverfish, put about ¼” of flour in a small straight-sided glass. Run a strip of adhesive tape from bottom to top on the outside. Silverfish will travel up the tape and drop into the glass, but they won’t be able to get back out. Place a glass or two in each room where you’ve seen silverfish.

Lure Silverfish with Sugar

You can also eliminate silverfish by sprinkling a solution of boric acid and sugar around a room. The acid is poisonous; never put it in spots where children or pets can get at it.

Protect Clothing from Pests

Add whole cloves to bags of stored clothing to keep out moths and silverfish.

Bring New England Home Get a 1 year of Yankee Magazine for only $10!

In this issue: 
  • 80 Gifts New England Gave to America
  • 7 Scenic Wonders of Fall
  • The Mother of Good Cooking: Fannie Farmer
Subscribe Today
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2015, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111

< Prev
Next >

Tips to Wash Windows

Window WashingNobody enjoys washing windows, but it's a chore that has to be done. When you ...

Related Articles