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Springtails

What are Springtails?

Springtails are unusual pests with the capacity to infest our properties and homes by numbers. Due to their ability to hop, many individuals mistake these parasites for fleas.

Some differences between springtails and fleas:

  • The springtails do not feed on human blood.
  • Fleas have a hard body, whereas springtails have a soft body.
  • Fleas hop using their legs, while springtails use their furcula.
  • Fleas, but not springtails, are insects. Springtails are a type of hexapod, a near insect relative.

Springtails are soft-bodied bugs with a gray appearance. Adults reach a maximum size of around 1/16 of an inch. The furcula is concealed behind the abdomen of the springtail.

When a springtail gets afraid, it injects fluid into the base of its furcula, causing it to strike the ground and propelling it forward.

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Springtails Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are springtails dangerous?

Springtails are not directly harmful to people and do not cause any damage. Neither are they destructive. They do not harm the flora around our homes or the structure of the homes themselves.

However, they have the potential to become a significant source of nuisance.

They come in enormous numbers, are tough to get rid of, and even the tiniest amount of wetness has the ability to entice them into your yard and/or into your house.

Why do I have a springtail problem?

Springtails have found their way onto your property because they have discovered that it provides an environment that is conducive to their needs in terms of food and reproduction.

These little pests eat things like decomposing plants, fungi, molds, and algae, all of which are widespread in garden areas, the soil near foundations or pools, or low-lying regions that gather water in your driveway or lawn. They can also be found in areas where there are pools of water.

Any home or property that has moisture problems has the potential to become a breeding ground for springtails and other pests that have a great demand for moisture.

Where will I find springtails?

There are many areas where you will find springtails congregating:

  • Water puddles
  • Soil bordering pools
  • Damp soil under leaf piles, mulch, or other organic debris
  • Underneath outdoor rugs, welcome mats, or potted plants
  • Under dripping air-conditioning units

How do I get rid of springtails?

Get rid of springtails with the help of professionals at 24h Pest Pros. We will come to your aid as fast as possible, precisely detect an infestation of springtails, and then put a plan in place to get rid of these vexing pests.

Our well-trained and skilled exterminators will rid your premises of springtails by utilizing the most up-to-date and effective pest control chemicals while delivering the highest possible standard of service.

Get in touch with 24h Pest Pros as soon as possible if you are ready to get rid of the jumping springtails on your property.

How can I prevent springtails in the future?

Prevent problems with springtails by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture in your home.
  • Use a ventilation fan in the kitchen and bathroom to reduce humidity levels in the home.
  • Ensure that your home's gutters are functioning to prevent water from pooling against the foundation.
  • Remove leaf and brush piles that could cause rainfall to pool in your yard.
  • Inspect the foundation of your home and fix any little cracks or holes you see.
  • Routinely relocate outdoor rugs and potted plants to different parts of your yard or deck to prevent any moisture from becoming trapped below them.
  • Repair damaged wooden trim around external doors, sliding glass doors, and/or cellar doors.
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