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Sam from Miami, Fl writes,
03/07/2015:

Is Phantom worthwhile for silverfish?

Are silverfish social insects like ants and roaches where the transfer effect of Phantom will help eradicate them? Or is it better to use a regular pesticide like Talstar? Also, will IGRs help control silverfish?

Answer:

Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide is labeled for silverfish. This is important because the good Silverfish elimination relies on treating them at the source of the infestation. This is almost always near whatever food source they are using to survive. Knowing that they eat non-traditional things such as book bindings, and even some clothing materials, you may need to look for them and treat the infestation in areas such as closets and book cases. If you have a hard time locating the source or center of the infestation, you should consider using bait or traps to kill Silverfish bugs. This is guaranteed to work just as well as topical pesticides because these insects are completely driven by their desire to feed constantly. Any bait that is formulated to attract other sugar seeking insects such as ants will work well against silverfish as well. One primary advantage of using Silverfish traps and baits is that it is a “set it and forget it” approach to Silverfish control, and you are not likely to need a second application, provided the infestation is reasonably small.

No, there are no IGRs labeled for silverfish.

We do also carry the Get Rid of Silverfish Kit. It contains all the products you will need in order to get rid of silverfish.

Answer last updated on: 03/09/2015

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