These insects can vary in color from light grey to a blue color. They do not have wings and have very long antennae. Silverfish can live for 2 to 8 years and they are fast. They find areas such as attics, bathtubs, showers, and other moist areas to inhabit. Females are able to produce around 60 eggs at one time.
Silverfish feed on things that contain starches or dextrin. Some of these items include books, blue, paper, and sugar. They can damage these items and at times they can damage clothing.