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Sep 9, 2018

Silverfish

We have just discovered silverfish in our tatami mat room. I was wondering if anyone had any experience on get rid of them here in Japan. We have been seedling for stuff but nothing has come up. Thank you.

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  • irriizzzzzzzzz

    on Sep 9

    You can buy an insect spray that comes with a needle that you can insert into the tatami mat. I forgot which one we used but they have a lot of it in stores. They didn't get away quickly but they did after several days of spraying. :)

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  • Saitama

    on Sep 10

    Eek! I don't have any personal experience with them, but I remember reading that roach traps work on silverfish too. Good luck!

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  • Jackson

    on Sep 20

    I found some spray from amazon before that seemed to have done the job. http://amzn.asia/d/3mV69Fj Give it a try, good luck!!

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  • kcsantosh

    on Oct 12

    Yes correct, i agree with irriizzzzz..... comment, you can get the insect spray that can be inserted into the tatami mat in the stores.

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  • SeaStories

    on Oct 15

    While they may seem to be a nuisance, silverfish eat literally every other insect they find. Spiders, cockroaches, ants, they eat them all. I wouldn't be so quick to get rid of them using chemicals. If there are a lot of them, it means they have a large food supply. Getting rid of the silverfish may cause you to begin to have other pest problems.

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  • genkidesu

    on Nov 21

    I'm not sure if you're still having trouble with this, but if you'd prefer to go a natural route, silverfish hate the scent of lavender/citrus, apparently. I used orange essential oil and it seemed to keep them at bay - and an added bonus is it makes your house smell lovely!

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