Why Do I Have Springtails?

6/8/2016


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We're going to assume that you already know what a springtail is, since you're checking out this article titled, "Why do I have springtails." Our focus is going to be to establish what conditions that may have caused this tiny, annoying pest to enter your home by the hundreds or even thousands, and explain how reducing these conditions can actually deter them from continuing to come in. Read the following two questions, and choose the one that best describes your situation.

Do you live in a new home?

Sometimes when building a new home the wood of the structure can get wet. If this happened during the construction of your home, it is possible that you have a moisture issue within your walls. This will eventually go away on its own in a few years through the process of heating and cooling the inside of your house; and those little springtails will likely go away on their own as well. However, if you're not interested in waiting a few years, a professional pest control company can help you get rid of those pests much faster.

Do you have any areas of moisture in your home?

Springtails love moisture. If you have moisture in your home, you will draw these pests in, and since springtails are only about 1/16 of an inch long, they have no problem breaching your exterior walls to get into those places of moisture. While you can consider putting a dehumidifier in damp areas of your house or using fans to dry things out, the best course of action, once again, is to contact a professional. Why? Because a professional will deal with the whole problem, not just the visible infestation. If you want the problem solved in a way that will make sure these pests don't reappear in another area, this is the way to go.

When dealing with springtails it is important to also look for outside nesting areas in mulch or other wood products. If you don't, these pests can continue to invade your home and potentially pop up in much more unsavory locations such as your pantry, kitchen, bathroom, and other common areas.

While springtails have some things in common with fleas, these insects do not bite and they will not bring disease into a home. They are, however, a nuisance, and not something most people want in their home.

If you're dealing with a springtail infestation in our Kansas service area and you'd like an immediate resolution to the problem, we'd be happy to take care of those little pests for you. At Schendel Pest Services, we can eradicate and control a whole host of pests that invade Kansas homes. In fact, we guarantee it.




 

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