Moisture bugs: The Glass trap that will rid you of them for good

Moisture bugs: The Glass trap that will rid you of them for good

The silverfish, or moisture fish, is an aquatic insect of the Thysanura class. We call it silverfish, because of its silver color and because when it moves, it goes back and forth like a fish. It loves warm and humid places and so we usually find it in places like the bathroom, near pipes, in the basement, in the attic, etc.

Despite the discomfort, they are actually harmless and can rid us of mites and mold spores. In some cases, however, disinsection is necessary, as if they multiply strongly, they can wear out various objects, such as books and wallpapers.

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It likes to eat wallpaper, dandruff, hair or mold, since they prefer a diet that contains plenty of starch. This is why potatoes are great for luring them out of their hiding places.

Cut a potato in half, dig it up a bit and make a small indentation in its side. Place the potato on a cling film with the indentation facing down. The silverfish will crawl under the potato to feed. Once it has attracted enough, you can wrap the film with the potato and throw it away.


Silverfish also have a weakness for sweets so honey or syrup work just as well as potatoes. Spread some honey on a piece of paper or baking sheet and leave it out. Insects will stick to the honey. 9 Plants That Perfectly Suit the Bathroom

Baking powder

If you don't want to show mercy to these little insects, prepare a mixture of baking powder and sugar. Attracted by the sugar, the insects will eat the baking powder which will swell inside them and destroy them.


Instead of catching the small insects, you can also chase them away. To do this, leave lavender sachets around your home or add a few drops of lavender oil to water when mopping the floors.

Glass trap

Fill a glass jar with oats and wrap with cling film. Insects will crawl into the jar, but won't be able to get out as they will slide on the glass.

In addition to being a nuisance, silverfish indicate excessive moisture, mold or poor insulation in your home. That's why it's important to find out what causes them to appear.

In any case, disinsection is necessary. Ask us for any information at