How to Get Rid of Springtails in the Soil


Springtails are tiny, wingless insects about 1/16 inches long that are either brown, white, or black. They thrive in decaying straw, wet soil, rotting leaves, or damp materials.
Below are some natural ways to get rid of springtails in the soil.

1. Reduce the frequency of watering plants
Once you notice a springtail infestation, allow the potting to dry before sprinkling your plants again. Dry soil means there is no moisture. and this destroys their habitat, leading to the interruption of their reproductive cycle.

2. Constant inspection and plucking
Always inspect the edge of plant pots and root crowns to see if these pests have clustered around. If you notice any, pluck out affected plants to keep the springtail population down.

3. Get rid of mulch
Ensure grass, leaves, or any other organic matter is kept far away from foundations. Fill any cracks beneath the soil as much as possible. You will need to inspect plants before purchasing them. Use your fingers to push down the mixture on the potting to see if there are springtails.