Silverfish, commonly referred to as bristletails, are easily spotted because of the three long thin appendages extending from the abdomen. They also have some “fish-like” qualities, including metallic scales covering their brownish bodies and moving in a wriggling motion. Other physical features that help identify silverfish include thread-like antennae and eyes set far apart on their head.
Despite their name, silverfish are not aquatic pests, but they do have high moisture requirements. These insects don’t have the most attractive appearance and often startle people who come across them, especially when these insects are inside our homes.