Although sugar glutinous fishworms are not a threat to us, they can be a nuisance. See where they most often appear and how to get rid of them.
The sugar glider, otherwise known as the silverfish, likes warm and humid places, which is why it usually appears in bathrooms and nooks in the kitchen. It feeds on the remains of products containing sugar, as well as paper, wallpaper, mold and the remains of other insects. Silverfish do not carry diseases like cockroaches, but the presence of any insect causes discomfort
Sugar flea beetles can occur wherever there is a lack of fresh air and moisture. Wet floorcloths, mops, cracks in bathroom tiles and kitchen cupboards where food crumbs remain are all places where they are attracted to.
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Pungent odours are an effective deterrent. By using cinnamon, ginkgo, rosemary or sweet cress you can create a composition of plants which will help you get rid of the nuisance insects.
Surfaces that are infested with fishworms can be sprayed with a mixture of lemon juice and lavender oil – these strong scents will also deter the insects.
To get rid of fishworms, you can also make a homemade trap. Grease a piece of cardboard with honey and leave it in the kitchen or bathroom overnight. The sweet, sticky bait will attract the insects and will not let them escape
After the insects have been removed, first of all you should do a general clean-up, get rid of all lingering food scraps and crumbs from the cupboards and do not leave damp, undried cloths and mops in the corners of the floors.