The bane of every book collecting person: the Silverfish. DUN DUN DUNNNNN!!! How to get rid of them? If one book has been infected, place it inside an air-tight plastic bag along with some silica gel desiccant. The silica gel is important to get rid of moisture, because you will now place the sealed plastic bag with the book in it inside the freezer. Leave it in there for a couple of days so that those bugs catch their death of cold. If you're feeling particularly paranoid, (like I usually am) feel free to leave the plastic bag in there for a week. If they're not dead, then you might likely have an infestation of zombie silverfish , which is out of the scope of this blogpost. But what if a whole colony of silverfish decided to invade your whole bookcase? Then you have to make sure you're ready for war. Place a generous amount of silica gel (or if you can find it, diatomaceous earth) behind your books at the back of the shelves so that moisture levels remain low.
Bagai pinang di belah dua.ReplyDelete
Nice to finally meet you.
Well Done for sticking it out and thank you for blogging the event...It saved me a lot of time knowing which stands were good and what was worth attending.ReplyDelete
See ya at the KL indie book festival next month! :)
Emila: Thank you! It was good to meet you too. I'm sorry I did not chat more!ReplyDelete
James: Glad you found it useful!
John: Will do! Perhaps by then I might be able to give you my feedback on your book.
went to your booth few times, cannot find you there.ReplyDelete
I think you came during the days I was ill?ReplyDelete