Elongate Bodied Springtail

Subject: Bug ID
Location: Central New Jersey
July 7, 2016 4:11 am
I have a number of bugs that seem localized to my kitchen, almost all I’ve seen on the floor, only a couple on the walls. They are very small, do not apear winged but seem to be able to jump. They are not on my 2 dogs. I cannot find a concentration of them in any one spot. They are not in my cabinets, I don’t see any in the crawlspace beneath the kitchen or I’m the adjacent garage or dining room. Please help?
Signature: Chris


Dear Chris,
This is a benign Elongate Bodied Springtail, and though they are not considered harmful, and are in fact considered beneficial, they can be a nuisance if too plentiful.

Thank you Daniel after a little research I discovered the same thing after I emailed you but definitely good to get a confirmation from an expert, I really appreciate it. Now I just have to figure out how to get them out of my house.

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