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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/jumping bean-like bugs


Roselyns wrote at 2013-06-28 22:50:25
No, they are drug store bugs.

cat-man-du wrote at 2013-12-08 13:53:43
Just today learned of a bug called a springtail. It is attracted to moisture and eats algae/mold/mildew. They come inside when the weather gets too dry or cold outside (even nightly). Closing openings where they can get in, and simply sweeping them up is the recommended treatment. Cleaning surfaces that their food grows on removes the attraction. Mildly soapy water in a spray bottle is said to kill them, but as they are not harmful, like ladybugs it's just as effective to just put them back outside.

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Nathan Riggs


I currently live in San Antonio, TX and have expertise in identifying insects, many types of spiders, and other arthropod critters that infest lawns, ornamentals, structures, trees, pets and livestock. Mites are not a strong point of mine. I'm not a licensed doctor, so I cannot provide medical diagnosis of conditions possibly related to insects or other arthropods. If you've got an interesting photo for me to see, attach it to your question, or let me know and I'll give you my email so the picture will get to me. If you have hosted an insect photo on a website, please include the link so I can go look at it and provide a faster ID for you. You may also join my group page on Facebook and post your picture at


22+ years' experience as an entomologist: 5 years as a biologist with Merck Animal Health (I was part of the R&D team that worked to develop FrontLine flea and tick products) and 7 years as an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist in San Antonio, Texas with Texas Cooperative Extension.

Veterinary Parasitology, Southwestern Entomologist, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Gardener Newsletter, Master Gardener SCION Newsletter, GardenStyleSA e-Newsletter

BS - Entomology from Texas A&M University in 1992.

Board Certified Entomologist, 1996-2000 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology Specialty (Entomological Society of America)

Awards and Honors
2000 Texas A&M University Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for leadership on the Texas Fire Ant Program Educational Team.

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