I need some kind of bug spray for some little jumping bug in my house. I don’t know what it is but it’s small. Maybe a flea or a fly ????
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It’s actually very important and vital to know the species of the target insect you have if you are to gain control of your problem. No doubt we’ll be able to assist. But before we recommend any material or how to do the work, you’ll need to find out exactly what it is. Only then can we make specific recommendations and offer further advice. At this point there are some 3-4 pests which pop into mind and I suggest you review the links I send to our informational articles. These readings go into great detail about their named pests and I’m hoping if you review these articles you’ll be able to tell what you have by matching something between the reading and what you’re seeing.
My first thought is that you have SPRINGTAILS. These are small insects, jump quite a bit and can invade homes by the thousands. They will tend to amass in certain areas of the home and will appear odd shaped with each one looking different from another. About the same size are FLEAS but they’ll be more consistent in size and a lot more sparse. In other words you won’t find them bunched up like springtails. You might also have some FUNGUS FLIES but you should be able to tell if it’s them or any other pest that flies pretty easily. You mention the pests you think it could be is a “flea or a fly” and my response to this is that anything that flies is very easy to see fly away so have you noticed this happens? Fungus flies are quite small and can accumulate around windows, in damp areas of the home like potted plants or garbage pails but overall will be sparse like fleas so you won’t see a lot at one time.
Additionally, to help identify what this pest might be, you can install some GLUE TRAP MONITORS and FLEA TRAPS. The glue traps can do a good job catching anything in the house. It won’t solve the problem but the pests it collects will many times alert us as to what you have active. Flea Traps work off heat as the attractant and if you have a biting fly, flea or other blood seeking pest, they’ll collect some which can help id what you have active. Lastly, you can always give us a call toll free at 1-800-877-7290 and one of our tech reps can make some suggestions as to what it might be, what you can do and how to proceed. Once we have a better idea of just what this pest is we’ll be able to offer a specific plan of attack and from there you can decide what to employ based on options.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Springtail Control Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/springtail.html
Flea Control Article: http://www.flea.net/flea-control
Fungus Fly Article: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page306.html#fungus_flies
Glue Trap Monitors: http://www.bugspray.com/item/glue_trap_monitor.html