As its name suggests, the silverfish has a slim body, covered with fine silver scales giving it a silvery appearance. The adult silverfish measures between 10 and 15 mm in length. The insect has two long antennae on its head and three bristles at the tip of its abdomen. The silverfish lives a very long time, its lifespan being 7 years; it can survive without food for up to 10 months. It can easily live in any habitat and develops quickly when the temperature varies between 22 to 28 degrees Celsius. This insect is found primarily in dark, hot and moist environments. It can easily get into products made of wheat or flour, but, in general, it feeds on glue and starch. The silverfish enters our home when we buy furniture or when electrical appliances are delivered.