Lepismatidae or silverfish are wingless insects elongated in shape and characterised by the body being covered with silver scales that give it a whitish glitter.
These insects attack various organic material especially if it is rich in proteins and carbohydrates and cause major erosions including perforating the substrate. Paper and cloth are particularly susceptible to attack by Lepismatidae. Furthermore, Lepismatidae can also be a source of allergies indoors.
Combatting them is particularly complex, especially when it comes to artistic items or items of historical and archival interest.
Igiencontrol uses physical methods to fight them which allow the spread of chemicals, which may be particularly damaging to valuable materials, to be avoided.