Israel from Carlsbad,nm writes,
Once you take action spraying your home and yard, do the Springtails return? once killed are they gone for go...
are they taken care of once sprayed and treated around home and yard, what are the effects afterwards,will they return?how do you keep them gone for good???
It depends. The whole key to getting rid of springtails is their breeding source. You have to find it. Usually they breed under the slab and enter the home through small cracks. Unfortunately when they breed under the slab the product you apply on top of the ground will not make it to them. The slab has to dry out and you have to do whatever you can to prevent moisture from getting under the slab. Usually springtails are breeding because of too much mulch around the house, grade against the house is not going away from the house and water puddles up, downspouts are not going away from the house, etc. Getting rid of springtails is a moisture management issue usually and not something that pesticides can get rid of alone.
Answer last updated on: 06/22/2012