As Silverfish are highly mobile insects, it is important to treat all areas of the home simultaneously. This will prevent Silverfish moving from one area to the next and starting a new infestation. Once the home has been adequately treated, repeat the same protocol within a few weeks of initial treatment. Continue to follow preventative practices, control measures and monitor for further signs of infestation.
To control Silverfish in and around the home, spray Yates Home Pest Long Term Control Barrier Spray. This product kills Silverfish on contact and provides a control barrier for up to 12 months indoors and 3 months outdoors. To use indoors, spray surfaces inside cupboards and wardrobes (do not apply to clothing or bed linen), door entrances, window sills, skirting boards, cornices, behind sinks, stoves, refrigerators, and other fixtures, taking care to cover cracks and crevices where insects hide. For outdoor control, spray foundations, air vents, gutters, window frames, and under the house, taking care to cover cracks where insects may hide or enter.
For delicate fabric items and precious papery items such as books and photographs, take the item outside and brush off and squash any eggs, nymphs or adults that may still be on the item. Place the item into a plastic sealable bag, then seal well to avoid too much moisture getting into the bag. Place item in the fridge for at least three days to kill off any Silverfish. Please note, freezing may cause further damage to the item due to condensation.
For more durable fabric items, place into the washing machine and wash using hot water, then either place in the dryer on the hottest setting for more than half an hour; or hang on the line on a dry, hot and sunny day.
Vacuum and/or steam clean fabric furniture and carpets to kill Silverfish and to reduce dirt and grime build-up.
Hygienically clean the interior of the home.