Springtails: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Springtails come in a variety of colors and shapes but most are elongated and measuring 1-2 millimeters in length
  • Their colors range from white to black, and some species are purple, red, orange, grey, yellow or multicolored
  • They hop because the cannot fly, have antennae, three pairs of legs, and a segmented body
  • They are drawn to moist and humid areas so are generally found in kitchens, bathrooms, and around windows both inside and out

Active Season

  • Springtails can be active year-round indoors, but usually go unnoticed until¬†household migrations occur after a period of moist weather in the Spring or early Summer

Interesting Facts

  • Springtails are present in nearly every ecosystem worldwide, from deserts to forests to polar regions
  • Courtship behaviours for some Springtail species can involve dancing and head banging

Cause for Concern

  • When Springtails begin to enter your home they are rarely seen, but once they are noticed, the problem has already reached a full infestation
  • A full infestation¬†can reach tens of thousands covering the kitchen floor, sinks, tubs, basements, pool areas and patios

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Most Springtail treatments are both interior and exterior. If an interior treatment does need to be applied, a light spray around windows and doors may leave a very light film which should be left on for as long as possible to prevent entry. People and pets will need to remain out of the house for 1 hour

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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Springtail Media Gallery

At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

All our images and video are copyright and are property of Town & Country Pest Solutions. Do not duplicate without written permission. Email our on-staff photographer, Ryan, if you would like permission to use or purchase any of our media.

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