Does Windex Kill Springtails? Does Alcohol Kill Springtails? Does Bleach Kill Springtails? Does Apple Cider Vinegar Kill Springtails?

Many household products can be used for contact killing and short term springtail control, but some are far better than others. Alcohol evaporates too quickly, leaving nothing behind to repel micro tiny critters from sprayed territory. Alcohol can also be very damaging to the skin when used on a chronic basis. Bleach can also deliver a contact kill, but it will ruin carpets, clothing, and certain types of flooring. When dry, it doesn’t leave residual odors to keep micro tiny critters from marching right back into sprayed territory. Apple cider vinegar is the absolute worst product to battle springtails because mold loving critters are wildly attracted to fermented odors. Springtails may die when they’re hit with a direct spray, but the lingering odor of Apple Cider Vinegar will attract them to every places and spaces where it’s applied.  In fact, the “secret ingredient” in many traps for fruit flies and fungus gnats is apple cider vinegar. If you need a quick spray that can be found in most household cabinets, Windex is the best product for short term springtail control.


What About Long Term Springtail Control?

Dr. Ben’s Evictor is an organic formula that contains hydrated silica to dry out the insect’s exoskeleton and cedar oil to shut down the insect’s breathing pores. It works by attacking in insects exoskeleton, respiratory system and central nervous system at the same time. It also dehydrates and dissolves insect eggs, larvae and pupae on contact. This product leaves behind a strong cedar aroma to repel mites from sprayed territory. It’s a safe skin repellent for biting insects, a safe flea treatment for dogs and a popular leave-on treatment for burrowed mites. Wide area treatment of carpeting is fine, as Dr. Ben’s is classified by the EPA as a low ristk pesticide. this product won’t stain clothing or furniture made of fabric. Fogging protocols are highly recommended for environmental mite cases, as bird and rodent mites can transfer to walls and ceilings to avoid carpets that have been treated with pestidcides. The dry fog will settle upon walls, coat ceilings an dpenetrate unseen crevices that typical spray protocols don’t reach.