Hello. Starting a few months ago, we started having a problem with clover mites inside the house. Ehrlich came out and didn’t do much but spray the window sills and the outside of the house. Finally, after cleaning and cleaning for about 1-2 months, they stopped. THEN we started having the same problem with springtails! It has been raining a lot and I am sure that makes it much worse. They are on our second floor and all over our second floor deck, siding, front porch, garage floor- everywhere!!! Again, Ehrlich didn’t do much at all. After looking at your site I realize very aggressive measures must be taken- extremely informative site! Do you guys have any branches in my area- Pennsylvania? We pay $40/month for Ehrlich and I feel like they don’t do much of anything. I had asked them to be aggressive before with silverfish, in our old house, and they pretty much did little then as well. This is so frustrating!!!!! Thanks!
Both clover mites and springtails can be persistent in and around the home if left untreated. The details explained in our CLOVER MITE CONTROL and SPRINGTAIL CONTROL articles cover most everything you’d need to do if you were to treat for either pest. And getting a pest control service company to do all that is needed could be costly. Most will attempt to control the problem with monthly or quarterly visits but many times this will not do the job.
If you have a service company and are not happy with the level of control they’re obtaining for either pest, we suggest you supplement their effort. Get some BIFEN GRANULES and start to treat the yard. This will get chemical down into the turf and have a big impact on where clover mites and springtails tend to originate; the soil around the home. We’ve had good results with the Bifen for both pests so we know it works. And though you have seen these pests inside the home, it’s most likely they are just foraging in from the outside and if you don’t get them where they are breeding, this invasion will just keep happening.
At this time you can attempt to get the service companies to do more. If they don’t oblige your requests, get the BIFEN GRANULES for the yard and if you spray some BIFEN IT around the house as well, you will really help decrease the problem and in all likelihood, eliminate both over time.