They are hard to get rid of and seem to taunt you.

Silverfish moving around kitchen counters and bathroom floors.

How to get rid of silverfish.

Silverfish traps ( sticky cardboard boxes to ensnare them) help, but might not eradicate them.


Lavender oil is a good silverfish repellent. It’s cheap for a small bottle.

Here’s what I did.

Wet a Q-Tip with the oil and ran it around the bathroom floor, adding a little extra to a seam.

It smelled good and did not see a silverfish for two weeks.

I finally saw one, so I reapplied lavender oil on the the floor just around the walls at the baseboard, and it keep the silverfish away for an even longer time. Now I hardly ever see them, and treat the floor every now and then. Go for it.