Springtails have a bulbous “humpbacked” body, no wings, and a distinctive head with long antennae. Springtails get their names from a forked appendage attached to the end of the abdomen, which can be bent under the body and, when released, helps the insect to “spring” forward, much like a flea.
Size: 1/32 to 1/8 of an inch long
Color: Whitish-gray or light colored
Activity/Behavior: Springtails are typically associated with leaf litter, mulch, firewood, landscape timbers, potted plants, railroad ties, etc. They need a moisture source.
Where They Live: Springtails can be found in sinks and basins, floor drains, around sweating pipes, in most basements or crawlspaces, on moldy furniture, and in the soil of potted plants. These insects feed on decaying organic matter, algae, and fungi. They are also attracted to light.
Tips for Control: These insects breed in plant material in the soil. They will enter structures when population increases and they being searching for water.
How Sean Rock Exterminating Can Help: Control of springtails takes experience. Over-the-counter products are rarely effective because of improper use. Also, the springtails themselves are so small and can’t simply be captured. A trained pest control professional can help you get rid of springtails.
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