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alternatives to pesticides - bugs/pests - silverfish

silverfish

Actual size: 3/8” – 1/2”

Silverfish are attracted to carbohydrate substances such as the glue on the back of wallpaper or in the spine of books. They can be a problem in boxes where books are stored. They are attracted to dark, damp areas.

Least-toxic chemical control
Boric acid is a slow acting, low-toxicity, long-lasting (if kept dry) powder that is effective against ants, cockroaches and other structural pests. It is a digestive and contact poison and is usually applied as a dust. It can be applied on inside carpets and applied in hard-to reach cracks using spray or powder in a duster bottle with a needle-nose applicator. Products often come with a duster-type applicator. It is toxic if ingested, inhaled or comes into contact with abraded or broken skin. It poses a risk to children and pets; Never use in areas where crawling children or pets may have contact. It is safe to place it in wall voids because it does not evaporate and cannot enter living spaces.

 

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