Pennsylvania Springtail Control and Extermination
If you are noticing swarms of microscopic bugs invading your PA home or business, there is a possibility you have springtails. Although they are often found outside, they may find their way into the nearest house or building in search of food. The more you know about these insects, the easier it will be to get rid of them. To protect your Pennsylvania 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?
Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains springtails are small, wingless bugs that only measure at 1/16th and 1/8th inch long. Springtails are commonly mistaken for fleas because they can jump several inches off of the ground. Springtails can do this because of an appendage, also known as a furcula, tucked under the abdomen which helps them spring from one area to another. Springtails are harmless bugs that do not bite or harm people or homes, but they can be extremely frustrating since they travel in large groups. Springtails are usually tan, gray, or black explain the Pennsylvania pest control experts at Viking Pest.
What Problems Can Springtails Cause to Pennsylvania Homes and Businesses?
Although springtails typically don’t cause property damage or harm people, they can cause problems among potted plants and other damp areas in the home or business. Local PA exterminators at Viking Pest explain these bugs are attracted to damp areas, which include fungi, mildew, mold, rotting wood, leaks, and cracks. Springtails can damage plants because they chew on the stems and roots causing the plant to wilt or die.
When are Springtails Active in Pennsylvania?
Local PA exterminators at Viking Pest explain springtails can be active at any time of the year. Springtails thrive in humid environments. During droughts, they will move to try to find more humid locations. If the soil becomes water-saturated, it may become difficult for springtails to survive and they will seek a drier place. Some species of springtails can also be spotted during warm winter days because of the wet, damp grounds.
How to Prevent Springtails in Pennsylvania?
The best way to eliminate the springtail population in your Pennsylvania home or business is to eliminate moisture. If there is a crack or leak in your building or home, get it filled in immediately to prevent springtails from entering. The PA pest control experts at Viking Pest explain these bugs are also attracted to mold or fungi present in walls, so make sure that if there is a leak or moisture, the area is dried thoroughly and correctly.
Due to the high levels of moisture in the soil, potted plants can be a breeding ground for springtails. Periodically inspecting the soil for springtail eggs will let you know whether or not there is a problem in your home or business. Reducing the number of times these plants are watered could help eliminate the springtail population.
Viking Pest is a Springtail Exterminator you can Trust for your PA Home or Business
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent springtails from invading your home or business in Pennsylvania. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!