Silverfish is a species of small, primitive wingless insects. Silverfish feed on books, leather, coffee, sugar, paper, photos and starches. They are attracted by damp areas and clothing. They thrive in kitchens, garages, attics, basements and inside box containers.
Silverfish are nocturnal animals that move in a rapid, quick manner, making them hard to spot. A female lays approximately 60 eggs at a time, a silverfish has a life span of up to 5 years. They can survive several weeks without water and a whole year without food.