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Daniel from Lakewood, Ca writes,

How to get rid of booklice infestation all over our house

Hello, We have a terrible infestation of booklice all over our house and are desperately seeking advice. They are in every room and all over our furniture etc... We have no idea where they are "nesting" but we do have moisture under our home in the crawl space. What products do you recommend we use? I need something that will really work to spray throughout our entire home but also be safe for us to still live in our home. Also, any suggestions of what to spray on books, albums, furniture that have been infested as well? We plan on moving in the near future and dont want to take these pests with us!! Thank you!


The best way to control booklice is by lowering the humidity in the infested areas which in turn will help eliminate the mold and fungus these insects need to survive. Infested furniture and carpeting should be thoroughly steam cleaned and vacuumed. You can spray your furniture with Sterifab to get rid of any lingering insects. Cracks and crevices around baseboards, door frames, window frames and other harborage areas can safely be treated with Cy-Kick Aerosol. You can also follow up with a dusting of Cimexa dust to help eliminate these pests in carpet and in cracks and crevices around the home.  You cannot spray anything on books so for those we recommend you find a way to heat treat them with a device like the Packtite or you can seal them loosely into bins with Nuvan Prostrips.

Answer last updated on: 10/28/2012

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