Silverfish are often encountered pests in homes and buildings throughout Australia.
They occur anywhere in homes, but are mostly found in roof cavities, wall voids and subfloor areas.
They prefer starchy materials, cotton, linens and photographic prints.
Silverfish are wingless and flattened and their bodies taper towards the rear and are covered with fine scales, hence the name.
They have 3 long, feeler-like appendages from the rear of the abdomen.
Their antennae are long and slender.