15mm to 20mm. Tapered carrot shaped body, covered in silvery scales producing a white glistening appearance. Three distinctive thin bristly tails, long thin antennae, wingless.
Habitat & Breeding
Silverfish prefer dark and moist environments (75 to 97% humidity). Some of their preferred habitats are basements, kitchens, sinks, bathtubs, bookcases, closet shelves, behind baseboards, wall voids, and sub-floors. Silverfish require a large supply of starchy foods or molds to survive. Silverfish are fast-moving and can travel throughout buildings. Once they find a good source of food, they stay close to it. Silverfish can lay eggs at any time during the year. The eggs take 19 to 43 days to hatch. The life cycle from silverfish egg to adult is three to four months.