Silverfish are white to brown-grey or bluish-silver in color. They have a tail with three long bristles on the rear. Silverfish are capable of thriving in most climates, but prefer to dwell in dark, damp areas such as basements, attics, kitchens, bathrooms and homes with woodshake roofs. They are especially attracted to paper and damp clothing. Commonly found in stored boxes in garages and sheds. Silverfish are known for their destructive feeding habits, oftentimes ruining papers, clothing and wallpaper. Homeowners often transport silverfish indoors unknowingly.