What do Springtails look like?

Springtails are insects that have a distinct fork-like appendage that they use to propel themselves forward. They are covered in protective scales and can be gray, purple or gold in color.

Having trouble with Springtails?

Are springtails dangerous?

Springtails are considered to be nuisance pests; they do not bite or sting humans.

Why do I have a springtail problem?

When the weather is very hot outside springtails will move indoors; they can also be brought into your home in store bought plant soil.

How do I get rid of springtails?

Contact our Albany pest control company if you need help getting rid of springtails. Our experienced pest control technicians will address your pest problem quickly and efficiently. Whether you are a homeowner in need of home pest control services or commercial pest control, we can help!

Springtails prevention tips

To prevent springtails from invading your home you should:


  • Make sure that screens are intact and that any gaps around exterior windows and doors are caulked.
  • Springtails are drawn to moisture so try to reduce areas of moisture around your home.
  • Create an area of moisture a distance away from your home in order to draw them away from your house.
  • Inspect soil that is bought from a store before bringing it into your home.

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