Subject: Found a ton of these on kitchen tile, killed many but can’t identify in order to take care of problem
Location: Parker, CO
October 1, 2016 5:48 pm
Hi, I live in Parker, Colorado. Last night when I was cleaning the kitchen I noticed what looked like black crumbs or pepper on the floor. Went to wipe it up and it was actually a throng of incredibly tiny black bugs. I’ve noticed several just roaming around in the kitchen since I cleaned that spot up, and I want to be sure get rid of all of them.
Signature: Brett M.



Dear Brett,
This is an Elongate Bodied Springtail, a benign creature that can become a nuisance when they are plentiful indoors.  They are generally found in conjunction with damp conditions.

Location: Parker, Colorado

2 Responses to Springtails

  1. Ruth says:

    Hi I’m in the U.K. And lived in this house for 30years and never have I seen these things before, but recently we’ve been finding them on the windows in the morning. They are driving me crazy. How can I get rid of them?

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