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Springtails

Springtails

 

Springtails are tiny wingless insects with distinctive heads and hump-backed appearance. Their name comes from a forked structure to the underside of the abdomen which acts as a spring to flip them into the air. This behavior gives them the appearance of tiny fleas. Other than being a nuisance, these unique little creatures pose no threat.

 

They are most commonly mistaken for fleas and can quickly become a nuisance that requires professional help.

 

They range from 0.25 to 6mm in size and can jump over 10 cm!

 

Where Springtails Are Found: 

  • Damp Soil
  • Flowerbeds
  • Under logs and paving stones
  • Piles of timber

Diet:  mold and fungus

 

Springtails like wet, warm places. If an area becomes dry, they will migrate to another wetter location.

 

Signs Where Springtails Could Be: Mildew & Dampness

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