Subject: Please Help! What is this bug?
Location: Potsdam, NY
January 25, 2016 5:33 pm
I am a student at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.
I am working on an aquaponics system which means that I have plants and fish working together in a closed system. The other day I have found a plethora of one type of bug all around the plants. They are different sizes and they are all around the plants.
Everything is indoors.
Please help me identify this bug and what I should do to remove them or help reduce the quantity.
Signature: Kirsten Hummel
This is an Elongate Bodied Springtail, a common household inhabitant. They are considered benign creatures, though they can be a nuisance if they are too plentiful. We don’t provide extermination advice. You may compare your image to this image on BugGuide.