It has been approximately ten days since the last silverfish sighting and several weeks since we launched our second offensive. There was one minor psychological setback a week ago when our bug guy scratched his head and stared off into space too long when I asked him to repeat whatever combination of pest-control strategies he had employed the previous month.
I had hoped to see him consult a clipboard or electronic device, or even better just remember what he had done, and then say something reassuring like, “Yes ma’am, I believe we deployed the 'super-splodie bug death platform three' module. That’s a good one, alright. Will do.”
In any case, ten days is pretty impressive. I am concerned that the silverfish may have just withdrawn temporarily to regroup and form a new strategy, but I am cautiously optimistic that they are unable/unwilling to do this because they are dead or so demoralized that they have given up this house in favor of a another less hostile to their presence.