Carpet Beetle

Cricket

Earwig

Giant Centipede

House Centipede

Millipede

Pill Bug

Silverfish

Springtail

Springtail

Description:

SpringtailSpringtails are very small insects.  They are 1/16 inch in size.  They range in color from gray to black.  They have a spring-like tail and antennae that bend.

Behavior:

Springtails inhabit moist soil and feed on mold and fungus.  It is common to find springtails under rocks, logs and potted plants.  They can also be found inside buildings around drains with organic build-up.  Springtails are often found in large number.  This is because springtails develop very quickly.  From the human perspective, springtails will look like a group of small light colored dots sporadically jumping.

Control:

Infesting Tub Drain

Applying insecticides for springtail control is often a short-term solution.  Moisture and food sources must be eliminated to get rid of this pest.

Fun Fact:

Spring tails are capable of jumping 3 to 4 inches.