Dr. Thomas Orbert

Dr. Thomas Orbert is a PhD in Entomology with extensive research experience in ectoparasites and microbials. He has also worked in the spaces of ecology conservation and has multiple years of experience in field research and scientific publishing.

How to Get Rid of Silverfish on The Carpet, Fast

Silverfish are fabric pests that feed on the carpet’s fibers. They’ll cause permanent damage to carpets by chewing on them.  Silverfish can damage carpets with natural fibers. These include wool, silk, and fur. Such carpets are more vulnerable than those with synthetic fibers. Many people don’t notice the signs of silverfish in the carpet. These […]

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7 Grave DIY Pest Control Pitfalls: Why They Fail and What You Must Do

I used to believe in DIY pest control. I thought following a simple online tutorial could kill home pests. After many failures and wastage of time and money I know for sure that they don’t work. In this guide, I’ll share seven compelling reasons why DIY pest control sucks. It’ll also reveal what alternatives you

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11 Common Closet Pests – An Identification Guide

Various insects, such as clothes moths, silverfish, and carpet beetles, find your closet’s dark, cozy, and undisturbed environment appealing. Your closet provides them with places to hide and an opportunity to breed. No wonder that many of these bugs bring risks to clothes.  The worst part? Some of these bugs can even bite and carry

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Vinegar Doesn’t Kill Silverfish – Here’s Why

A site reader has mailed and asked me, “Does vinegar kill silverfish?” The answer is no. Vinegar doesn’t kill silverfish. Vinegar has acetic acid. It emits a strong scent that silverfish hate. And it keeps the silverfish away.  Cinnamon, bay leaves, and lavender essential oils also produce scents that silverfish hate. But the drawback is

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Silverfish in Ceiling: Causes and Effective Removal Strategies

Discovering silverfish in your home can be a disconcerting experience, especially when these pests make their way into seemingly inaccessible places like the ceiling. Often, the presence of silverfish in the ceiling points to larger issues such as excess moisture or the accumulation of organic debris, which can attract these pests to your upper spaces.

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Silverfish In Bathroom Remedy – Elimination Methods That Work

Silverfish can be unwelcome guests, particularly in bathroom environments where moisture and starch-based products attract them. The bathroom provides an ideal habitat due to the high humidity levels. But the presence of silverfish can be both a nuisance and an indication of larger issues. In this guide, you’ll find how to get rid of silverfish

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