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Old 09-06-2007, 03:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Are there any more or less non-toxic remedies to get rid of silverfish? The nasty little things are everywhere and they're totally squicking me out.

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Old 09-06-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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I don't know but I seriously hate those things. I found a bunch in my favorite book of fairy stories as a child and haven't touched the book since

I hope you can find something that works for you!! I always do a really deep clean and try to keep furniture, etc away from walls for awhile when I spot them.

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They come in when they need water or a warm place to sleep. Acouple easy solutions:

1. Create an outside drinking/heating station with some old pots.

2. Diotomaceous Earth. Kills bugs dead. Available at your better hardware stores. Non-toxic.

3. Get a smashing shoe. Smash bugs.

Funny story:

AT the farmers market loading a pint of peaches into my bag when what should appear crawling up my hand but a gross old silverfish. What did I do? Screech, and toss the peach up in the air. it hit a guy in the next row over and rolled across the market. I hate those leggy bastards!
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:39 AM
 
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We have them. I find them mostly in the bathroom and under the kitchen sink or near the freezer. I hate them. We haven't used bug sprays because we're worried about our cats breathing it in. I do know that those sticky strips work good. It's DH's project. I prefer not to see how many we catch.
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