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Do springtails like the dark?
Springtails are attracted to light and are so small that they can enter houses through cracks and crevices such as around doors, utility pipes, or window screens.
How long does it take to get rid of springtails?
Remember as a non repellent, it will take a day or two for active springtails to die so expect to see them active as long as they keep coming in from outside. In general, outside treatments will curb the invasion after 3-6 weeks to where you won't be seeing many if any inside.
Do springtails crawl on humans?
Springtails are not parasitic on humans and are not known to actively infest living human tissue. Orkin pest specialists are trained to identify springtails or any other pests that might invade your home.
What causes springtails to come around?
How did I get springtails? Often mistaken for fleas, these small, jumping pests come indoors during dry weather or after a heavy rain. While they can live in any climate, springtails seek out moisture, dampness, and humidity. They are also attracted to light, and all of these things might lead them into a home.
What attracts springtails in the home?
Springtails are attracted to excessive moisture and organic material. They live in soil or under decaying wood or bark, thriving in areas with leaf litter, compost and organic mulches. Springtails feed on molds, fungi, algae and decaying plant material.
What spray kills springtails?
Sevin® Insect Killer Granules work above and below the soil line to kill and control springtails.