Spring Tails

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by drobin, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. drobin

    drobin LawnSite Member
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    what would you recommend on how to treat spring tails?
  2. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 972

    you didn't say where the problem is and what kind of springtail you have. since most are small and are hard to notice i will assume they are on cement slabs like front entrances or patios. springtails are more of a nuisance than harmfull. and might not be metioned on most labels
    i would do a perimeter spray around the structure with a bifen product. spraying all mulch and up 1 foot up on the structure as well as any cement pads.

    ps i use to work in poughkeepsie and lived out on whaley lake
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,854

    We use Talstar on them rascals. 100% kill.
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wondered what you are talking about when I read this thread. Googled it, have never seen those things before in my life (or have never taken the time to look)
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,854

    Hi DA -- Yep, springtails are a nuisance bug. They even get inside buildings. We have two motels that have us spray a couple times a year for them. We spray the perimeter of the buildings as well as about twenty feet out onto the grass. The indoor pest control guys spray inside.

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