Nine places to find a silverfish nest
Created: 11/27/2022, 09:00
By: Ines Alms
Nobody wants silverfish in the bathroom or bedroom.
Fighting them is easier if you know where their nest is hiding.
In search of clues.
Even though silverfish are not vermin, they still cause disgust in most people.
Especially in autumn and winter you will find them more and more in your own four walls, where they feel comfortable in rather damp rooms such as bathrooms and bedrooms.
There are numerous home remedies that can be used to get rid of the nimble little animals.
However, to avoid a strong appearance in the first place, you can try to find their nest.
Fighting Silverfish: Nine Places The Nest May Be
The silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) likes sugar very much.
The silverfish usually lays around 100, sometimes even up to 200, white, oval eggs about one millimeter in size in its nest.
The eggs turn reddish as they develop.
It's an unpleasant idea that after a month a lot of baby silverfish hatch and go hungry in the apartment or house in search of sugar, potatoes or dead insects.
So if you see several silverfish within a short time, it makes sense to find their hiding place as soon as possible.
As explained on the YouTube channel
Haus und Garten Profi
, it is best to go stalking in the dark after staying quiet in the room for a period of time so that the animals feel safe.
If the animals scurry away in the beam of light, you follow their path and, with luck, find the clutch.
Favorite hiding place for silverfish
Since the young develop particularly well at 25 to 30 degrees Celsius, there is a good chance that silverfish will be in places with these temperatures.
According to the Fischchen-experte.de
portal, you should look out for the nest
at these points :
Behind baseboards and under the floor
Behind loose wallpaper
Under flower pots
In cracks of walls
Under sinks, bathtubs or showers
Under carpets and bedspreads
In pipes and drains
Under and behind furniture
In cavities of doors, built-in cupboards or roller shutter boxes
You can find even more exciting garden topics in the regular newsletter of our partner 24garten.de.
Such a search is even more difficult in the old building.
Anyone who has discovered the nest, or at least an idea of where it might be - after all, you don't just pry open the parquet floor - should first fight the animals close to the place of origin with household remedies or silverfish bait.
The next step is to eliminate the cause, such as excessive humidity or mold.
Then you seal this and other possible hiding places, for example cracks in joints.
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Incidentally, silverfish are easily confused with paperfish, which prefer to feed on cardboard, wallpaper and books.