How To Get Rid Of Springtails From Your Knoxville Home
March 26, 2021
If you are anything like most Knoxville residents, you probably just have one question: springtail what now? You wouldn’t be the first (or only) local homeowner who has never seen or heard of a springtail pest before. However, there are quite literally hundreds of thousands of these creatures hopping through your lawn and garden this spring. How is this possible? Their size, of course!
The springtail is a strange-looking creature measuring as little as 0.2 millimeters long. Cream-colored to pale white, springtails are see-through insects with six legs, two antennae, and a tiny furculum at the end of their abdomens. You won’t be able to see these tiny details without a magnifying glass or microscope, so you will need to identify springtails using other means. Springtails do not create chaos like so many other species of pests. Instead, these creatures become an eyesore more than anything else, creating scum layers on swimming pools, infesting the dirt of potted plants, and generally running amok in your home.
The Biggest Problem With Springtails (Hint: It’s Not Size)
You can find springtails in just about any and every area water is present, although they won’t need much to survive. Leaf piles, compost bins, roadkill, houseplants, and even mold or bacteria patches could be the feeding ground of millions of roving springtail pests. Their large numbers, dense colonies, and the relative difficulty of removal make the springtail one of the most annoying pests to eliminate in the home. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take today to mitigate their spread.
Like other living creatures, springtails are attracted to specific habitats due to water availability, food access, shelter, and other factors. Remedy the many attractants of springtail populations using some well-placed preventative measures, such as:
- Decrease household humidity with a desiccant bag or a dehumidifier.
- Have your home checked for mold, fungus, or rot, and fix any outlying areas immediately.
- Remove piles of debris from around the home, specifically raking up leaves, weeds, old firewood logs, and other items.
Springtails are technically classified as a nuisance pest, meaning that they rarely pose significant dangers to people, pets, or their properties. However, you certainly won’t want these flea look-alikes to be wandering through the hallways of your home.
What should you do when faced with a springtail problem? Get help! Contact the team at Urbanex to schedule a free household inspection that addresses all your needs. Our complimentary inspections are quick, efficient, and perfectly catered to you.
Stop Springtails Fast With Urbanex Pest Control
Whether or not you have encountered springtails in the past, these very real and very annoying pests could be gearing up to make a surprise visit to your spring home. That’s why prevention is so necessary and important right at the beginning of the season. Of course, if springtails have already come calling on your Knoxville home, you may be out of luck with prevention. Instead, get rid of springtail activity using the professional intervention of Urbanex, your one-stop pest control agency for springtail inspections, treatments, and pest control.
At Urbanex, we have over 25 years of professional experience under our belts. Thousands of households and hundreds of businesses have chosen to rely on our handpicked crew, receiving some of the best services in the area. For us, pest control isn’t just important – it's personal.
Make things personal with your springtail freeloaders by trusting the professional team at Urbanex at your earliest convenience. We make pest control simple, safe, and almost an afterthought, allowing you to carry on with your day entirely stress-free. Make an initial call to our Knoxville office and speak with a representative about your options. We can’t wait to add you to the Urbanex family!