Springtail Identification & Prevention

What are springtails?

Springtails are occasional invaders, which means they aren't the most common pests, but sometimes happen on residential properties. Springtails are about 1/16 of an inch long with segmented, oblong-shaped bodies. They are usually black, but because of their small size, they can look like black pepper when clustered together.

Like many other pests, springtails in your home need a lot of moisture to survive. Their diet consists of feeding on decaying organic matter, making them necessary decomposers in the environment.

Are springtails dangerous?

As with other occasional invaders, springtails are nuisance pests and not considered dangerous. However, the presence of springtails in your home can be an indication of underlying moisture issues. And having moisture problems in your home can be dangerous because it can lead to mold, fungus, and other pest concerns.

Why do I have a springtail problem?

As mentioned above, springtails need a lot of moisture and feed on decaying plant matter, so these are two factors that could attract these pests to your property. Even if they aren't an issue inside your home, they could live in very large populations in your yard.

However, like other occasional invaders, springtails will seek shelter inside homes when the weather is too dry and hot. When this happens, they can get inside through cracks in the foundation and other holes in the exterior. They can also be carried indoors on potted plants.

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How do I get rid of springtails?

If you are worried about springtail infestations in your home, you can contact us at Priority Pest And Contracting, Inc. We will start by giving you a quote over the phone. Then, one of our highly trained and knowledgeable technicians will come to inspect and treat your property.

We will discuss the springtail treatments we can provide as well as ongoing services, which are beneficial to keeping your home pest-free. During our recurring services, we will treat your home's exterior, with the interior treated upon request.

For reliable Anderson, SC pest control to get rid of your springtail problem, reach out to our Priority Pest And Contracting, Inc. technicians.

How can I prevent springtails in the future?

To prevent future springtail issues in your home and around your property, try utilizing these tips:

  • Keep your yard free of organic debris, such as leaf litter, sticks, dead trees, and stumps.
  • Ensure your yard has proper drainage and keep from overwatering your lawn and plants.
  • Keep gutters from getting clogged and ensure downspouts are guiding water away from your home's foundation.
  • Maintain your lawn and landscaping, keeping foliage cut short.
  • Utilize dehumidifiers inside your home to reduce moisture.
  • Seal any cracks in your home's foundation and exterior walls.

Don't forget to call us at Priority Pest And Contracting Inc for the necessary residential or commercial pest control services and springtail solutions you need.

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