Springtail is found in and around our house. This insect is so tiny you sometimes can only find it by its movement. They are found under door mats, bathrooms, and kitchens usually brought in by our feet and are visible in these area’s by sharp focus. In numbers alone, they are believed to be one of the most abundant of all macroscopic animals, with estimates of 50,000 individuals per cubic foot of topsoil. They feed on decaying matter, fungi, and sometimes plants. If their environment dries out, they will seek moist territory and will penetrate structures.
A springtail can fling into the air, much like a flea, within 18 milliseconds. Their body has a humpbacked shape and measure about 6 millimeters long. These fast creatures do not have wings and are attracted to light.