Bloody silverfish!

(8 Posts)
Jezabella1 Thu 04-Aug-16 16:34:57

Are there any pearls of mumsnet wisdom aa to how to get rid of the buggers?

snowgirl1 Thu 04-Aug-16 16:35:53

<goes off to google silverfish>

wowfudge Thu 04-Aug-16 23:59:10

They like warm, damp environments and eat cellulose and glue, amongst other things. Get rid of the moisture and they will go. So make sure you ventilate a bathroom and that everywhere is properly sealed.

Jezabella1 Fri 05-Aug-16 07:25:17

Thanks wow our bathroom has no window so I think you've cracked the case!

IWillNotEverNeverEatATomato Fri 05-Aug-16 07:31:54

You can use diatomaceous earth, it dehydrates them and kills them. Its a chalky powder that you put down. Diatomaceous earth can be food-grade/edible no idea why you would want to eat it! so is 100% safe for kids/animals which is why I ended up using it! It worked.

Jezabella1 Fri 05-Aug-16 08:08:51

Oh fab, thanks!

JaneA1 Fri 05-Aug-16 10:34:21

Leave the door open so the place doesn't remain moist for extended periods of time.

wowfudge Fri 05-Aug-16 11:51:37

Thing is, leaving the door open will let condensation affect the rest of the house or flat. A better idea is to fit a powerful extractor fan and use it.

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