This harmless scavenger can become an unwelcome sight in your property when they flock to it in large numbers after a rainy day. They are drawn to wood and mulch, where they feed and breed. Despite consuming other insects and being beneficial for your garden, if they have invaded your home, steps can be taken to effectively remove them.

Springtails, also referred to as snow fleas, are a common type of tiny, wingless insects that can be found in snowy areas. These insects are capable of jumping several inches when they are disturbed, making them quite active. Although they do not pose a real danger to humans or pets, their presence in large numbers inside homes or buildings can become quite a nuisance.


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Eastside Pest control typically use a combination of methods to control sowbug populations, including exclusion, sanitation, and chemical treatments. Exclusion involves sealing any cracks or gaps in the building’s exterior to prevent sowbugs from entering. Sanitation involves removing any potential food sources, such as mulch or leaf litter, near the building. This can help to reduce the number of sowbugs that are attracted to the area.

Chemical treatments are another option for snowbug control. Pest control companies may use a variety of insecticides, such as pyrethrins or pyrethroids, to kill snowbugs. These chemicals are typically applied as a spray or dust and can be effective in controlling snowbug populations. However, it’s important to note that these chemicals can be toxic to humans and pets, so it’s important to follow the label’s instructions and precautions when using them.

It’s important to note that snowbug control is a seasonal issue, and the best time to start treatment is in the fall before snow starts to accumulate. Also, it’s important to consult with a professional pest control service to identify the type of insects and the right treatment method. Snowbugs are not harmful, but they could be a nuisance, so it’s important to take the necessary measures to control them before they become a problem.


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