What are these tiny bugs in my bathtub?

By March 22, 2018Uncategorized

Are they tiny black bugs that seem to jump when you try to catch or squish them?  Chances are they could be springtails.

Springtails are tiny wingless organisms that seek out moisture rich environments to live in and can often be seen living in mass numbers.  They are essentially harmless but often folks are surprised by them coming up into their bathtubs or sinks. Especially when it begins to warm up outside and moist conditions outside are harder to find, we’ll see them invading indoors.

Sometimes they can mistaken for fleas because they “jump,” but really they have a tiny little spring on their hind end that propels them away from danger.  Luckily they are fairly easy to eliminate if you have an invasion. Also ensuring you don’t have elevated levels of moisture around your house will help as well (i.e. leaky faucets, pool equipment, sprinklers etc).  Call us if you suspect you have springtails or need some help getting rid of them.