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Q.I’ve Been Finding What A Quick Google Search Has Told Me Are Springtails In My House.

Zone Phoenix, AZ | BearInTheGarden added on May 14, 2023 | Answered

After most recently watering my two indoor Birds of Paradise and my large Snake Plant (I watered several of my other plants, but it was these three that I noticed the bugs), I noticed little grey bugs that jump on the floor around one of my BoPs and my SP. A Google search told me that they’re called Springtails and that they generally aren’t harmful to my house nor my houseplants and that they’ll be gone in a few weeks, but I’d like a reliable professional to confirm or deny this. Prior to Googling the bugs this post, I cleaned the floor and sprayed it with Neem Oil (I’m very paranoid when it comes to my plants and when I saw the bugs, I panicked). I think this was the right course of action, but please let me know what I should do and if I should let the bugs stay or continue to clean the floor and try to get rid of them.

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Answered on May 15, 2023

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to confirm if they are springtails, or not. I can say that if they are, then you don't have anything to worry about.

If you do want to get rid of them, I would recommend natural ways of doing so. These articles will help:




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