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Hi there. I’m up near Burlington, VT, and came home late this morning to hundreds of these little critters all over my wood-sided garage. They’re about 2mm long and hop when provoked! Are these things eating my house? Do I call the Orkin man?? The CDC? The Croc Hunter?
-Rob

Hi Rob,
It is difficult to be certain based on the photo, but considering that they hop, we are guessing Springtails. They are relatively benign, but can appear in great numbers to suddenly dissappear again until conditions are favorable again.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

2 Responses to Springtails

  1. angela loper says:

    i just had exterminator come and identify…springtails…
    i never saw such a thing….they are flat, and tiny and black and they hop..
    and they leave poop, i think or their poop is the size of them.

    hop on my ankles in the bathroom,
    and did not bite.
    ….
    dormant in mobile home i just bought, they hibernate til movement.

    live in rugs, and furniture, done like hard floors and cant get on counter tops.

    i wish to know about their life cycle…as i had a good time learning about bedbugs , another house.

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