Anyone know how to get rid of silverfish?

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  1. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    There appears to be a lot of these in the bathroom at my OH's. Anyone know how to get rid of them? Will ant spray work? xx
     
  2. todteach

    todteach Dreams can come true

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    Found this. Hope it helps

    Residual insecticides (use an aerosol) will help to control these pests. Removing old papers, boxes, books, and clothes from the attic to basement will help remove food and hiding places. Moth crystals placed in boxes in the attic will also help.
     
  3. Elli21

    Elli21 Well-Known Member

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    I remember these things in old photo albums at my great nan's house! I dont think ive seen any since.
    Um..have you tried cleaning with bleach??
     
  4. Kitten

    Kitten Mummy to Theakston & Nyah

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    We get them in our downstairs bathroom where the previous guy hasn't done an amazing job of building it! They feed on rotting wood and damp/mould so the only way to really get rid of them is to fix whatevers making the place moist. Spiders eat them apparently so maybe encourage an infestation, hehe.
     
  5. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    Eeep, hate spiders. Although would explain the super huge one that almost gave me a heart attack when in the bath the other day!
     
  6. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Urgh i hate them i remember a friend had them in their draws was a form of entertainment... sorry no help :blush:
     
  7. katieandbump

    katieandbump Well-Known Member

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    noooo evil i hate these, we all went home for xmas when i was in my first yr of uni in halls then when we got back we opened the cuttlery draw and there was loooooaaaads in there arghh! lol
     
  8. Reedy

    Reedy Outnumbered x

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    We get these in our living room & they drive me mad I kill the little *beeps* by standing on them then moping the floor hate hate hate them :hissy:
     
  9. DizzyMoo

    DizzyMoo Guest

    Flash spray with lemon works for me :) Its stopped silverfish & spiders appearing in my bath/sink :) & keeps my bathroom fresh :)
     
  10. x-amy-x

    x-amy-x Mammy

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    Wish I'd never read the bit about the clothes... *itchy itchy*
     
  11. sw2129

    sw2129 Well-Known Member

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    I dont have any info on getting rid of them but just thought i would share my little story!!!

    When my step-son was 5 he came running in to the bedroom one morning shouting he had just seen a lizard:shrug: we went to investgate to find it was only a silverfish:haha: i cant look at one now without thinking lizard:haha:
     
  12. Dizzy321

    Dizzy321 very proud mammy to 3!

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    Eeek! I HATE these things :sick: i made a thread about them yesterday
     
  13. Sophie1205

    Sophie1205 TTC #2

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    I get them in my bathroom all the time. I just bleach everything! x
     
  14. Justme

    Justme Well-Known Member

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    I just got all worried then thinking there was an influx of silverfish as this is the 2nd thread about them in 2 days lol then I realised this is from last year but had been updated with some more info lol phewww. Im being extra vigilant now!Cif kitchen spray at the ready lol
     
  15. pinkish_angel

    pinkish_angel Well-Known Member

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    I found one of these on my landing not long ago under my wicker washing basket.. hmm ewww!
     
  16. amazed

    amazed Mummy of 4 <3

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    I have never heard of them till i seen a post on here a few days ago they sound horrible
     
  17. Sophie1205

    Sophie1205 TTC #2

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    Oh didnt realise this was from last year lol x
     
  18. Kirstin

    Kirstin Well-Known Member

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    I've used an aerosol fly spray and sprayed it around the edges of the room and around the bath and anywhere they could get in or be hiding so if they have a nest in there they are killed
     
  19. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    This thread is almost a year old. OH hasn't lived there for about 10 months! xx
     

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