Springtails are a type of arthropod. They are very tiny, only reaching about the size of a pinhead. Springtails are wingless, grayish purple in color, and their elongated body is covered in tiny protective scales. Springtails crawl very slowly but can jump short distances in a unique way: they can fold their fork-like structure under their body and then release it, projecting them forward.
Are springtails dangerous?
Springtails do not bite or sting humans and pose no danger. They may cause damage to some young plants. They do not cause any damage to the structure of homes if they enter them.
Why do I have a springtail problem?
Springtails develop and live in areas of moist soil. Springtails will look to migrate inside homes in the hot dry summer months when soil tends to dry out. Once inside they will be found in areas with a lot of moisture such as the bathroom and kitchen. House plant soil that you purchase from the store may already be infested with springtails which will introduce the pests into your home.
How do I get rid of springtails?
At All-American Pest Control we offer our Perimeter pest control for homes infested with springtails as well as over 47 different pests. To learn more about our home pest control services, our green pest control solutions, or to find out how we can help you combat springtails in your commercial establishment, please contact us today.
Can I do it myself?
Springtails can be difficult to eliminate because they are commonly found outdoors in the natural environment. They are also resistant to certain over-the-counter insecticides. So if you find yourself with a springtail problem, contact All-American Pest Control for quick effective treatment.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your springtail problem. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive services, a serious commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained experts.
How can I prevent a springtail problem in the future?
You can prevent a springtail infestation by reducing the number of moist areas close to your home. Another tactic is to actually create a moist environment away from your home that springtails will be drawn to. Also, make sure that windows, doors, and any cracks in your home's foundation have been properly sealed.