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silverfish

(sĭl′vĕr-fĭsh″)
An insect, Ctenolepisma longicaudata, whose scales are often found in house dust, are antigenic, and may be a cause of childhood and adult perennial allergies and asthma. This house pest may be controlled with the use of insecticides.
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In the physio department a spray treatment against silverfish in a female changing room was carried out.
Beyond that, silverfish control can require use of special residual insecticides that are effective for long periods, dusting or spraying suspect areas, and setting out silverfish bait in possible hiding places.
This natural non-toxic element, mined from below the Mojave Desert in southern California, has a long history of use in exterminating brazen populations of cockroaches, palmetto bugs, waterbugs, silverfish, termites, and, you guessed it, carpenter ants.
Studies indicate that the aromatic properties of cedar wood, especially the aromatic Eastern red cedar, protect clothes from pests such as moths, cockroaches, silverfish and carpet beetles.
Silverfish are attracted to cereals and flour as well as to the glue and starch that can be found in clothes, wallpaper, cardboard boxes, and bound books.
Ant guests that I have collected include silverfish, and the more rare beetles Cremastocheilus and Araeoschizus.
Projected into the crease of a split screen that obliterates Jackson's head and torso, the two-channel video makes the freaky pop star only slightly creepier than usual, his sequined arms and legs scuttling along Pfeiffer's meticulously engineered vanishing point like a plump silverfish pinned in the gallery corner by beams of light.
He moved his film workshop from San Francisco into his new "dream studio," where he famously proceeded to direct the film, via closed-circuit TV and loudspeaker, from the confines of his Airstream trailer edit suite, the Silverfish.
Despite some delightful anecdotes of spectacular failure and amusing tales of prankster pollsters getting people to say they'd fight Canada over America's silverfish supply, for the most part the modern version does passing well.
In the Woodland View Silverfish Carp League, rounds one and two have been dominated by two youngsters I selected to fish for England under-18s.
Periodically, check for moths, silverfish, or dermestidae (also known as carpet beetles).