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Cindy writes,

What product can I use in or around my pool to kill springtails?

I read that cyfluthrin granules kill springtails that have invaded my inground pool. what product to use either in pool or around pool that would be safe for us and 2 dogs


There are no products that you can use in your pool for springtails. You can use Demand granules or Deltagard granules around the perimeter of your pool to help eliminate this pest before they make into the water. You can spread the granules in a 5 ft - 10ft band in the soil/grass around the pool. you want will want to use 2-3 lbs per 1,000 sq ft  for best results.  Springtail can be hard to control because they reproduce very fast and they thrive in damp, humid areas. You should remove as mulch, leaf debris and other yard debris as possible to help eliminate harborage areas in your yard.

Answer last updated on: 07/24/2011

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