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How to Get Rid of Springtails in Las Vegas

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Springtails in Las Vegas

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What Are Springtails?

For some, one of the most appealing things about winter is the lack of bugs. While most of the mosquitoes, ticks and stinging insects have disappeared, springtails are one pest that can be found hopping around in a fresh layer of fallen snow. Springtails, also known as snow fleas, are small hexapods that utilize a protein in their body that allows them to survive harsh winter temperatures. These tiny critters are actually not fleas but get their unique nick name from their ability to jump from place to place, an action similar to that of fleas. This jumping action is more noticeable in the winter when springtails’ dark bodies stand out against the snow.

Springtails “breathe” and absorb water through their body covering, because of this springtails need a constant source of moisture to prevent them from drying out. However, if the ground becomes too saturated with water they will emerge from the ground in very large numbers; the same can be said for when the ground becomes too dry. Outside, springtails feed on decaying vegetation, bacteria, insect feces, and pollen; helping to release nutrients back into the soil. If the weather outside is not conducive to their survival they often migrate inside underneath of doors and through small cracks and crevices found in exterior walls. Inside they can be found in damp areas like bathrooms, basements, crawl spaces, kitchens, on window sills, and in the soil of potted plants. Springtails are active year-round, some species can be seen jumping across snow and are referred to as “snow fleas.”

Where Do They Usually Hide?

With their ability to withstand almost all types of climates, springtails are found throughout the U.S. They prefer very moist conditions and are often found in damp soil or decaying logs. In the winter, springtails tend to be out and about on sunny days in large numbers, usually surrounding the bottoms of plants where snow has melted. Because of their small size, springtails are hard to see and difficult to find. When looking at a fresh layer of snow, it may look as though someone has sprinkled pepper flakes or ashes across the snow. During the summer, springtails tend to flock near moist areas, such as a pool or air conditioning drain line.

How Can You Identify Springtails?

Springtails are a tiny pest, adults grow only to between 1/32 and 1/8th of an inch in length. Springtails are soft-bodied, wingless, and have 6 legs. Their most distinctive and well-known feature is their furcular, a tail-like appendage that is found underneath of their abdomen. The furcular releases from their abdomen and sends the springtail flying into the air. To the naked eye springtails look gray, but they actually come in a variety of colors including blue, purple, yellow, gray, and/or orange.

How Do You Prevent Springtails?

Springtails are beneficial arthropods because they feed on decaying organic matter in the soil, helping with the process of natural decomposition. However, if they find their way inside homes, their presence can be quite annoying. They do not pose a health threat to you or your pets because they do not bite and are not known to transmit disease. However, their mere presence in your home could indicate a moisture issue and should be investigated.

If you do find yourself dealing with a springtail infestation, look for signs of moisture intrusion that should be corrected and seal up any potential entry points that could allow springtails direct access indoors. Contact a pest licensed control professional if your infestation persists.

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