Silverfish are wingless, silver-colored insects. The most noticeable characteristic of silverfish is the tiny silver scales that cover their entire body. The adult silverfish is anywhere between three-fourths to two inches long.
The silverfish goes through three stages of life, instead of the characteristic four stages of life that most insects go through.
Silverfish like damp, dark places in your house. They typically live in basements, laundry rooms or under sinks. Silverfish are chewing insects that can survive without eating for long periods of time, sometimes even a whole year. They nibble on anything that has starch in it like wallpaper, flour, oatmeal, books or other paper goods. Silverfish are nocturnal and like to live in humid regions. They are not dangerous but are definitely a nuisance in your home.
Signs you have silverfish
How to get rid of silverfish
Once the silverfish are gone, be sure to take measures to prevent further infestations in the future.