Springtails

DESCRIPTION:

Description: These insects are about 1/8 inch long and their color ranges form gray to black, some are metallic and shiny. They hop a short distance when disturbed.

BIOLOGY:

Order: Collembola. Springtails live in damp places where they feed on decaying organic matter. They are common in soil, but they can move indoors when populations grow or conditions change.

SOLUTION:

Remove excess mulch from around doors and windows, keep these areas dry. Use a vacuum to remove from carpeting, use heater to dry the site they are found in.

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