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How to cope physically and psychologically with a silverfish infestation

I have a severe insect phobia, and now the task of eradicating a silverfish infestation in my apartment is causing this phobia to take over my life. How can I regain a feeling of safety about sleeping in my own bed at night when I am now facing a seemingly endless stream of silverfish entering my room each day? Many more details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by datarose on Nov 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Attack of the bed bugs!

My warehouse space is infested with bed bugs and, it turns out, they are just the worst. [more inside]
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 on Sep 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Oh my god the ants, help!

We've been battling a carpenter ant infestation unlike any before. In past years we've had NO PROBLEM getting rid of them quickly. This year, they seem to be all over the house, and we're trying all the same tricks with no luck. I don't think we've ever been cleaner and we've been keeping things in airtight containers as we normally do. I have questions about how this could happen and what I can do. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jun 2, 2014 - 10 answers

Ants in a condo - Terror ensues

How can I make sure I don't see a single ant in my condo unit this year? [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Apr 23, 2014 - 19 answers

Can't sleep. Mice will eat me.

How do I endure the mice that descend upon my room at night? I really need to sleep again. [more inside]
posted by koucha on Nov 20, 2013 - 34 answers

What's leaving this on my windowsill?

What's leaving this on my windowsill? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Sep 29, 2013 - 4 answers

Roaches! Not for the first time, not for the last time.

We have a roach infestation in our new apartment. Ha ha ha. What's a good gameplan? Is it weird that I've accepted it? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Sep 28, 2013 - 13 answers

These pests are pests

Please help me identify these flying bugs that have infested a house. [more inside]
posted by hot soup on Apr 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Do any other bugs besides bed bugs leave blood traces?

Do any other bugs besides bed bugs leave blood traces? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle on Dec 13, 2012 - 7 answers

What should I do to avoid a bed bug infestation and stop freaking out?

How freaked out should I be about this bed bug I found and what steps should I be taking to prevent an infestation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Ew ew bugs ew tiny bugs everywhere.

Oh-ew-bugfilter: My windows are covered in tiny bugs. I have no idea where they are coming from. Send help. [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Nov 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Invasion!

Help! We just found a black widow spider inside our house. They are endemic in our neighborhood. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose on Sep 19, 2012 - 20 answers

How can I get rid of a spider infestation in my car?

How can I get rid of a spider infestation in my car? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Fleas got into my sewing stuff--do I need to throw it all out?

Alrighty. We were about to move into a new house, and found AFTER I'd moved several plastic tubs of sewing stuff (LOTS OF CLOTH) into the house that it was terribly infested with fleas. Do I just need to throw it out, or is there something I can do? [more inside]
posted by supercoollady on Aug 7, 2012 - 27 answers

Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home!

Ladybugs are cute and even helpful--provided they stay where they belong, in the garden. Now, for the second time this year, they're coming inside where it's warm. Do we have a problem? [more inside]
posted by parkerama on Oct 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Unwanted guests

Can anyone tell me what this beastie (warning: dead insect) is? [more inside]
posted by dhens on Oct 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Bedbugs vs lice (can't believe I'm rooting for lice)

The exterminator says it's a mild case of bedbugs. Is he almost certainly right? I don't have any bites and I don't want to go through an unnecessary fumigation. Could it be lice or something instead? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Aug 17, 2011 - 14 answers

roaching the subject

Is it possible to have a roach or two without having *thunderclap* a roach problem? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Aug 15, 2011 - 22 answers

Save my sunflowers from the hungry moths!

Last year, tiny (moth?) larvae ate all my giant sunflowers. What can I do to prevent this from happening again this year? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 13, 2011 - 3 answers

I thought this was why we had an indoor cat!

It seems we have fleas. We've started the treatment and process recommended by our vet, but is our problem getting worse or better? What should we expect next? [more inside]
posted by dayintoday on Jul 6, 2011 - 11 answers

The pinchers are on the back!

What kind of bug is this? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Jul 1, 2011 - 11 answers

So many bed bugs. How to not have so many bed bugs?

Bed bugs! In Chicago! I need advice, recommendations and morale. More inside. [more inside]
posted by MPnonot3 on Jun 2, 2011 - 5 answers

I'dl ike to renounce my title as 'Lord of the Flies'

I have a housefly infestation. Fly paper isn't working. Help? [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Apr 5, 2011 - 15 answers

What are these bugs on this plant and how do I get rid of them?

What are these bugs on my sister's plant and what should she do about them?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Feb 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Bedbugs on trash day?

How dangerous, bedbug-wise, is picking up discarded luggage off the street? [more inside]
posted by Jonathan Harford on Feb 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Name that moth

What kind of moths are these? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 29, 2010 - 5 answers

On not subletting to rodents

I'm about to leave my apartment empty for nearly a month. How do I keep mice from squatting there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2010 - 9 answers

wormmmmmmmmmmmmmms?

ParasiteFilter: Could I have tapeworms hiding in my body 10 years later? Grossish details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2010 - 9 answers

of lice and men

Help! I have pubic lice ALL OVER my body. How can I get rid of them once and for all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2010 - 20 answers

Houseflies of Horror

Is there anyway to trace the source of massive amounts of houseflies infiltrating my kitchen? It is a disgusting mystery. [more inside]
posted by Pennyblack on Aug 25, 2010 - 22 answers

Buzz buzz, your blood is delicious!

We have a mosquito/fly problem, but we live in the city. Help! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Ticks Everywhere

Brown Dog Ticks: Disgusting and everywhere. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Help us get rid of this infestation.

[BugFilter] Something is biting the everloving hell out of us -- help! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jun 4, 2010 - 24 answers

THEY ARE CRAWLING ON ME AS I TYPE THIS.

My house is completely infested with brown marmorated stink bugs, and I can't take it any more. Are foggers a possible solution? And how bad are they for people, pets, and the environment? [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi on May 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Hive-Mind vs. Munch-Colony

Do I need a preventative termite treatment? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on May 19, 2010 - 4 answers

These little things are really starting to bug us.

We think we have carpet beetles! Help! [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Mar 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Something's Fishy in Here.

What steps can I take, and what products can I use, to successfully eliminate silverfish from my house for good? [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Jan 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Avoiding a bed bugs infestation

I just woke up from a night in my Amsterdam hotel room and realized my bed has bed bugs in it. How do I make dead certain these things don't return with me to the US? Also, what should I expect from the hotel? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Dec 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Worms on the celing

We found small brown maggots on our celing/walls this morning. Why, and how do we get rid of them? (NB - do not click if you are eating.) [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 18, 2009 - 12 answers

bats in my house--help!

Bats keep showing up either alive or dead in various places in my house. [more inside]
posted by mamaraks on Sep 17, 2009 - 13 answers

What the hell are these bugs?

Name that infestation! What the hell are these zombie insects and why do they want access to my home? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Sep 11, 2009 - 18 answers

The termites are invading!

We've called the exterminator. But it's Saturday, and the termites are pouring into one room in the house. Are there any short term methods for fighting the infestation? The professionals are coming on Monday, but what can we do before then? [more inside]
posted by dirtmonster on Apr 11, 2009 - 19 answers

invasion of the brown specks

Can you help me identify some teeny-tiny bugs that just invaded my kitchen cupboard? This is in the SF Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Mar 28, 2009 - 11 answers

I've killed 15 rats and now need to clean and disinfect my garage. Please help!

My garage has been a rat motel for the past year. Now that the rats are gone how do I clean it and make it usable again? [more inside]
posted by phixed on Feb 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Supposedly they have a nutty flavor

I found a bug in my pistachio. :-( [more inside]
posted by granted on Dec 8, 2008 - 25 answers

Your rug shouldn't crawl. Ever heard of maggots hatching out of a rug?

IKEA Rag Rug nastiness: Has this happened to anyone you know? (Somewhat gross explanation ahead) [more inside]
posted by lottie on Oct 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Bugs!

My roommate brought some bugs along with her when she moved in. How do we get rid of them and protect the food? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Oct 2, 2008 - 14 answers

sleep tight and pleeeeaaase don't let the bedbugs bite.

The upstairs neighbors have bedbugs. My roommate and I really really really don't want them! Are there any preventative measures we can take? Bonus points for non-chemical solutions.
posted by purplefiber on Sep 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Old apartment under insect attack!

Old apartment under insect attack! [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on Jul 9, 2008 - 2 answers

YABBQ(Yet Another Bed Bug Question)

Bed Bugs or Chiggers? Please tell me what I found, so I know if I should be worried. (bonus points if you have experienced both in your life) [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon on Nov 4, 2007 - 13 answers

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