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  • Jul 27, 2010, 07:49 AM
    I am moving into a semi-basement apartment. The daughter of the woman who lived there has told me that every once in awhile her Mother would find silverfish in the bathroom. What can I use to eliminate/prevent them?
  • Jul 27, 2010, 12:56 PM

    Silverfish commonly are found in the pipe chases of the shower pipe and under the tub. Getting insecticide into those hollow voids can be tricky. You might try some diatomaceous earth (also known as Diatom Dust) puffed into the hole beside the shower pipe. A cheap turkey baster will make and adequate puff duster, but use a very little and shake the dust up so it comes out as a cloud inside the wall. If you can find it, the professionals use pyrethrin dusts.
  • Jul 27, 2010, 09:08 PM

    A huge thank you!

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