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Springtails are tiny, soft-bodied creatures ranging from only .04 to .1 inches in length. They tend to develop into different sizes and shapes – even in the same colony – but the one thing they all have in common is their ability to jump. Springtails have an appendage called a “furcula” that loads like a spring and upon release will hurl a springtail into the air. This maneuver is often used to propel a springtail away from danger.
Humid, moist conditions will attract springtails. This includes bathrooms, kitchen, basements and crawlspaces, behind walls, under siding and under mulch. Often, when you see springtails it’s because they have moved from an over-crowded nesting spot to find a new area to inhabit.
Springtails are commonly mistaken for fleas, ants and termites but do not bite nor do they cause damage in homes or buildings. They do tend to congregate in large numbers causing fear and confusion for those who are not knowledgeable on the pest.
Simply spraying the springtails that are gathered in one area is not enough to completely resolve the entire infestation. That’s why our service includes the necessary products and follow up visits for one fee. Our treatment methods consist of the following:
Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a targeted treatment of all areas where activity is present. Each Initial Service includes the application of seven exclusive Pest Guard steps, designed to rid your home of unwanted pests and keep them away.
Follow Up - Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual Integrated Pest Management program. All Schendel Premium Care customers enjoy the benefit of our PestZero Guarantee. If pests return in between visits, Schendel returns for free.
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, springtails are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating on their own. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online or in hardware stores as many are not effective. Also, pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you as soon as possible and in most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment whenever we can. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
We have standard pricing for all of our pest services, based on average size homes under 3500 square feet and where the infestation does not require more than the standard number of services. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
Schendel offers customers an exclusive PestZero Warranty. We will target the source and eliminate your pest problem. If pests return, Schendel returns for free. Guaranteed.
Pest problems can be difficult to prevent. Many of our clients choose ongoing service programs to protect the health of their family and keep springtails and other pests out of their home.
Schendel Pest Services provides residential and commercial pest control services in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. We also offer commercial pest control services in Arizona.
I wanted to take a moment and tell you about the excellent service I have been receiving from Dick Koehne.
He is punctual with his appointments and timely in response to any immediate concerns that I may have. He is very observant and is pro-active when recommending improvements to our pest control program.
Dick is a valued member of our contracted services team, I look forward to his visit each week.
Nathan Zeit, Quality Control Manager
Alma Foods, LLC