When hearing the word springtail for the first time, some people might be surprised to learn that this is considered a pest. Those who live in dry climates are even less likely to have heard of one before, as these small pests typically inhabit moist environments. If you have heard of these pests, however, you may already know that in the spring and summer months, when the weather is humid and moist, springtails can become quite the nuisance. Despite their incredibly small size—most species that make their way into homes range between one and two millimeters—their presence alone leaves homeowners searching for information on how to get rid of springtails.
Although these creatures do not bite, contact with some species can result in itchy, irritated skin which feels identical to many people to an insect bite. This phenomenon explains the common misconception that springtails bite people. Although springtails can’t spread disease and … Read Full Post »