New Jersey Springtail Control
Springtails can be irritating and unwanted guests in your NJ home or business. These microscopic insects are especially present if there is any mold, mildew, or precipitation, which could cause damage to the building. To protect your New Jersey home or business from springtails, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What are Springtails?
Also known by its scientific name Collembolans, this irritating and unwanted guest is very small in size, ranging from 1/6th to 1/8th of an inch long. Due to its tiny stature, most people are not able to notice them at first glance. The New Jersey pest control experts at Viking Pest explain springtails are attracted to damp surroundings, which is mostly associated with conditions found in litter, soil, rotting wood, or decaying matter. The good news is springtails do not bite or harm humans in any way. The bad news is they often come in large groups and are known for jumping impressive distances, causing springtails to get confused with fleas.
How to Identify Springtails
Similar to fleas, springtails are small insects that you may find constantly jumping from one plant to another. They have oval bodies and do not have wings. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains during the early stages, springtails are often white, while they can be found to be a blue, white, dark gray, or black hue during the adult phase. A tail-like mechanism is found under the abdomen which is used to help these pests spring several inches off of the ground.
What Damage Can Springtails Cause to New Jersey Homes or Businesses?
Springtails are not dangerous insects and will not harm people or property. However, they are pests and can damage potted plants, trees, and shrubs because these pests are known to feed off of the soil. Due to their need for a wet atmosphere, springtails are most commonly found outside but will migrate indoors if the weather becomes increasingly dry explain the local NJ exterminators at Viking Pest.
How to Control Springtails in New Jersey?
The best way to control springtails in your New Jersey home or business is by inspecting the building to ensure there are no mildew, mold, or other damp areas. Also, pest management professionals at Viking Pest recommend checking and filling in cracks near the entryway to help prevent these insects from entering. If a springtail infestation is located outside of your home or business, eliminate extra mulch and damp leaves from the building’s foundation.
Call Viking Pest to Rid Your New Jersey Home or Business of Springtails
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent springtails from invading your home or business in New Jersey. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!