Tag: springtails

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Springtails: The pest insect that isn’t

May 17, 2018 By
Springtails are such an ancient group of arthropods that 400-year-old fossils exist. Read more»
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Quiz: Test your springtail knowledge

March 5, 2018 By
Springtails are members of the order Collembola. Read more»
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Spring cleaning: How to minimize springtail occurrence for clients

May 18, 2017 By
As the days get longer and outdoor temperatures begin to increase, homeowners start feeling the desire to head outside and clean up their back yards. Pest management professionals (PMPs) can provide an added-value service to their clients by recommending preventive... Read more»
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21 interesting facts about springtails

June 29, 2016 By
Springtails are members of the order Collembola. They do not bite, sting or transmit disease, nor do they damage food, clothing, furniture or structures. Moisture control is the most effective way to eliminate springtails. Here are more facts about these... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Springtails, Beetles and Drain Flies

April 23, 2015 By
Q. Recently, we had sunny, mild days and snow began to melt. Some snow banks were covered by thousands of springtails. How do they survive the winter, and why are they active on snow in such large numbers? George O., WISCONSIN A. Native... Read more»
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A flea, or not a flea?

February 20, 2014 By
Your customer calls and complains of small insects he thinks are fleas jumping around the house. You know they’re not fleas because it’s the wrong time of the year. While inspecting, you identify the problem as springtails. Why are they... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Springtails, Woodborers, OSHA Bed Bugs and Fluorescent Bulbs

September 10, 2013 By
Q: I’m finding springtails on the 40th floor — the top floor — of a new high-rise building. There are no complaints on lower floors. Where could they be coming from? N.M., Pa. A: If the top floor is the... Read more»
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