This is two questions in one (you mods should love me). However, if this is more of an IMHO and you feel the need to move it, I promise I won’t complain. I fretted over where it belonged for almost an hour while I read other posts.
I live in a dorm on campus. Since I moved into this room almost a year ago, I’ve complained to the Residential Life office and Plant Services that there is a silverfish infestation in my room. I happen to live over the boiler room, so my room stays very warm (a whole other issue I fight with them about). When it warms up anywhere over 70 degrees, the silverfish come out in swarms to say “howdy do” and I’m getting damn sick of it! I hate bugs.
I find the ugly little bastards everywhere!!! In my underwear drawer, my food drawer (nothing open to attract them), laundry, bed, etc.
I try to keep my room hovering just below 70, and I make sure there isn’t anything left out to possibly attract bugs. I’ve tried everything I can think of, but they are still a problem. So here are my questions.
Are there any things I can do myself to keep them out of my room? What can I line cracks with to kill them that is non-pesticidal? (There are University regs about chemicals.)
What threat do they pose to me? (Someone told me they eat paper, which scares my large book collection and myself nearly to death).
What steps do you suggest I take with the university to make them deal with this problem? Is there a government agency I can call and complain to? They knew about this problem before the current batch of residents moved in, so they are basically highly negligent landlords.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.