6 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Silverfish & Fish Moths

Silverfish (or fish moths) thrive in dark, damp conditions and are also attracted to paper-like materials. Use these six natural remedies to get rid of fish moths naturally.

How to Get Rid of Silverfish & Fish Moths

Silverfish Fish Moth Remedy

1. Dust Dark Areas with Diatomaceous Earth
Food-grade diatomaceous earth is an effective remedy for killing fish moths. Sprinkle a layer of this natural powder on high-traffic pest zones such as the inside areas of bookshelves, cupboards, and cabinets. Fish moths like to hide and roam in dark places.

2. Throw Away Paper Materials
Paper isn’t the only thing that fish moths feed on but it will help to throw away piles of old newspapers, mails, and magazines that may be lying around at home.

Silverfish and Diatomaceous Earth

3. Use a Dehumidifier
Silverfish bugs need to be in an area with a high level of humidity to survive. Use a dehumidifier to get rid of any damp, humid locations identified at home.

4. Block Crevices with Caulk
Use caulk to block any small cracks and crevices along the wall. You will need to block the tiniest of cracks to prevent these pests from entering your home.

5. Wet Newspaper Trick
Soak some newspaper with water then roll it up with dry newspaper. Leave this “trap” near places where you have spotted the silverfish bugs. Leave it overnight and discard the next morning. Hopefully, a few of the bugs would have crawled in due to the damp conditions.

6. Make a Boric Acid Paste
Make a paste using flour, water, and boric acid. Stick the paste on areas where you have spotted the silverfish bugs. Make sure the paste is not accessible to young children and pets.

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Last Modified on February 8, 2018 -