Silverfish are small wingless, silver coloured insects that consume sugar starches and other products in your pantry. They will damage items such as books, fabrics,, photos carpets, wallpaper and leather wear and they can contaminate surfaces as they move around.
Symptoms of a silverfish infestation include seeing the actual insects dead or alive, seeing silverfish droppings or seeing the damage caused by these insects. You may also see their shed skin lying around. Silverfish are nocturnal and can survive up to a year without food and they do thrive in moist environments. It is interesting to note they are not related to fish!