Elongate Bodied Springtail

Subject: what is this??
Location: Kentucky
April 19, 2015 4:18 pm
Hello, we noticed these little bugs a couple of years ago. I thought they were silverfish, but I’m not sure! We had the house sprayed by a professional 3 times! We recently moved, and now they are at our new home!
Signature: Maeham

Elongate Bodied Springtail
Elongate Bodied Springtail

Dear Maeham,
This is an Elongate Bodied Springtail, a common and benign creature that prefers damp habitat.  According to BugGuide:  “Often found indoors, especially in moist or damp situations such as basins, sinks, tubs, showers, potting soil of houseplants, and windowsills where condensation has accumulated.”
  Though they might be a nuisance if they are plentiful, they will not harm you or your home, and we would recommend ignoring them.

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