Ryan from Mankato, Mn writes,
Bifen IT for Springtails
I purchased this product from you at the end of last summer. I own a split level home and I have springtails crawling around on my basement floor and on the wood above the sil plate. Anyway I mixed 2 oz of bifen it to a bit less than 2 gal of water and sprayed. In less than 2 hours I have springtails crawling directly over the area that I sprayed with no ill effects. So? This is actually the 2nd time that I've sprayed. The first time the same thing occured.
Bifen IT is labeled for springtails. Depending on how healthy the springtail is and how long it spends on a surface treated by the Bifen IT, will depend on how long it actually takes for each individual one to die. It could be hours or even a day. Also, if you are not treating the main nest, and only the satellite colony, you are only be temporarily fixing your problem. More will appear as they continue to migrate and you will need to fix the moisture issue in your home that is attracting the springtails as well. Until the moisture is gone or the main nest is found and eliminated, you will have an ongoing battle with the pest.
Answer last updated on: 04/08/2015