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Mary from Wesley Chapel, Florida writes,

What is the best application for springtails?

Specifically around the perimeter of slab, concrete block home in Florida. Someone wrote that they had success with Transport MiKron and IGR (Martin's). All help greatly appreciated! And yes I already read your link on eliminating springtails


Springtails indicate that there is a moisture issue because they breed in walls or under slabs where a moisture issue may exist.  Typically, pesticides alone will not take care of a springtail problem.  It is required to fix whatever moisture issue is causing the problem.  While Transport Mikron will help to kill the springtails that contact a treated surface until the moisture issue is addressed they could always be an issue.  Martin's IGR is not actually labeled for springtails so we cannot recommend it for them.  There is no known IGR labeled for springtails.

Answer last updated on: 12/17/2014

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