Any time a pet eats any type of insecticide you should contact your veterinarian. Be sure to have the product label ready as the veterinarian will need to know what ingredients were ingested by your pet. We always have all of the product labels available on our site for your convenience. Boric Acid, the active ingredient in the Dekko silverfish paks, has a low acute toxicity. Small amounts e.g., a teaspoon) swallowed accidentally are not likely to cause effects but you should still check with your vet.
Dekko Silverfish packs will remain effective indefinitely. When you take the packs out of the box to use in your home, they are good for 3 to 4 months or less depending on the level of infestation and how quickly they are eaten into. They should be replaced every 3 to 4 months whether they looked used or not.
You can simply throw the used Dekko Packs into the trash. No special disposal is required.
Yes, the Dekko Silverfish Packs do not release or emit any type of chemical into the air or the surrounding area, so it is perfectly safe to place these in any drawer or cabinet, even if there are food dishes in the area. You would just want to make sure that the pack was placed in the corner of the cabinet, and didn't have a chance of somehow falling in any food that was going to be eaten.
We apologize that you are not seeing the results expected. It could take up to 4 weeks for the Dekko Silverfish Packs to work as intended. They can be used inside of losets, drawers, bookcases, basements, garages and other dark hidden places. Don’t open or crush individual packages. Silverfish show up most often in dark, dry areas. Place 2 or 3 packs in each infested area or location where silverfish might show up. In addition to drawers, closets, bookcases, basements and garages, use these packs in the attic and under the house. They will solve your silverfish problems quickly. If you don’t have the critters – and most folks do but don’t know it until the numbers get really large – Dekko Silverfish Packs will insure you don’t get the problem. An ounce or 2 of prevention is worth many pounds of aggravation.
Yes, the Dekko Silverfish Packs will attract silverfish. Once you have taken care of the issue, we would recommend discarding the packs that are out and keeping the additional packets in a secure location.
You can use Dekko Silverfish Paks in storage areas, which are specific to the silverfish and firebrats. These have a simple bait and last up to 4 months. Another option for enclosed storage areas, depending on the size, is to use a residual spray (apply before anything is stored in the area), and/or to use Nuvan Prostrips in each area. A great spray to use would be CyKick Aerosol. You would use the crack and crevice straw to treat along the corners and edges of storage areas. Nuvan ProStrips are insecticide strips that release a small amount of insecticide slowly over time. Each strip treats up 100-200 cubic feet, or any enclosed area up to that size, for 4 months.