Field guide springtails

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    Name comes from the fact that most species have a _/springlike structure which allows them to jump
    Furcula
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    attracted to areas of .
    High moisture
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    Springtails inhabit only moist or damp areas because they can rapidly lose water through their .
    Cuticle
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    They often invade structures in search of moisture when their habitat becomes _.
    Dry
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    They are frequently brought into structures, including offices, via
    potted plants.
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    They are _ lights.
    Attracted to
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    Springtails feed on
    decaying vegetation, fungi, bacteria, pollen, algae, lichens, arthropod feces, and carrion.
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    Indoors, they are commonly found in the
    high-moisture areas occurring in bathrooms and kitchens, damp crawlspaces and basements, and damp wall voids.
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    If _ can be  smelled, springtails may be a problem.
    Mildew
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    In offices, the most common source is _
    Potted plants
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    The best control is simply to
    dry out the site of infestation and the springtails will die or leave.
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    High numbers of springtails can often be quickly reduced with a .
    vacuum
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    If the area cannot be dried out, then
    the application of an appropriately labeled pesticide may be required.
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ianquinto
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Field guide springtails
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Field guide springtails
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