books  pests


Question by  DeveloperMainiac (15)

How do I get rid of book mites?

They are eating my books.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Book lice eat the mold that is produced on the pages of books stored in damp conditions. They do not eat paper. Move your books to a heated room that is free of humidity. That should take care of the problem.


Answer by  lmac (355)

Perhaps you mean book lice, as there are no book mites. Book lice feed on microscopic molds that tend to form in books in moist environments. The most effective control for book lice is to run a dehumidifier. This controls the mold, which controls the book lice.


Answer by  TexasEm (311)

To prevent book bugs store your books in an area that is under 50% humidity. It may be necessary to enlist the help of a dehumidifier. In the meantime, isolate your buggy books. Seal them in plastic and freeze them for a month.


Answer by  Bronagh (666)

Actually, they are eating the mold on your books. Book lice thrive in damp, humid areas. Turn up the heat and they will dry out and die. Discard old papers, cushions, dead plants, etc. If necessary, spray with an insecticide good for crawling bugs.

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