Location: Under dog’s water bowl
March 25, 2011 12:31 pm
What’s this bug & why do they live under my dog’s water bowl? This photo is 400 times magnification. How do I get rid of them?
Signature: Fred


Dear Fred,
You have Springtails which are often associated with moist or damp conditions.  It is probably moist or damp under your dog’s water bowl.  Springtails are benign creatures that feed on mold and mildew spores so they might actually be considered beneficial in the home, or at least they would indicate that there might be a problem with mold or mildew.  We do not provide extermination advice.

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