I visited your website and had a few questions. We have a silverfish problem. Each night we kill 15-20 silverfish in our house by squashing them. Recently we noticed that there are many tiny ones, indicating that they must be breeding. We keep the house immaculately clean, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the silverfish.
We need to take action, but we’re worried about having poisons around the house. We have a toddler grandchild (age 1) who tends to put everything into her mouth. What do you recommend that we use to control the silverfish without endangering our grandchild?
My first thought is: are you sure they’re silverfish? Based on the numbers, I would be surprised. Though I’ve seen populations which can get out of control and produce numbers like you describe, they generally don’t come out in the open quite that much or frequently. And you almost never see any that are young like you have been seeing recently. Before I list precise directions on how to proceed, I think you might want to review our information on german roaches which fit the description of what you’re seeing a lot more than silverfish. You can also see them on line here: German Roach Picture.