Silverfish are feed primarily on things that contain the starches. They are mostly attracted to glue, paper, book bindings, sugar and textiles. Silverfish can destroy silks, cotton and other fabrics and they may feast upon leather in the event of a food shortage.
Silverfish inhabit dark place, damp areas such as closets, attics and basements and will feed upon the paper and linen stores in these locations. If you think a silverfish infestation, examine any the boxes or bags containing papers or old clothing. The level of obliteration they cause can often determine the harshness of a silverfish infestation,, so the condition of your clothing can be an pointer.
A pest control expert should be contacted upon initial sign of silverfish damage, regardless of harshness. These insects reproduce quickly and their extermination needs professional treatment.